Published: Mon, August 12, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Medvedev, Khachanov set up all-Russian semifinal in Montreal

Medvedev, Khachanov set up all-Russian semifinal in Montreal

Andreescu looked to be in trouble when she gingerly returned to the court from a medical timeout late in the second set with her right thigh heavily taped and her movement hampered.

The 33-year-old Spaniard also served up a tennis masterclass to 23-year-old Muscovite Daniil Medvedev. Sometimes in the first set, the player who is taking advantage has the adrenaline very high. "No negative feelings on the ball. I would say players would speak very highly of this event, for sure".

While he doesn't have the legs he once had, Nadal owns the smarts to overcome the type of adversity he faced on centre court.

"I lost (the first set) 6-2 with the feeling I was not playing bad, no negative feelings on the ball, just things (were) going too fast", Nadal said, quoted by the ATP Tour website. That quarterfinal was postponed until Saturday because of inclement weather with Monfils leading 30-0 in the first game of the first set.

But he left open whether he would play in this week's Cincinnati Masters tournament where he is the second seed behind world number one Novak Djokovic. "I felt that I had a big chance to be 3-Love for me. then it was 3-1 for him".

This was Medvedev's second Masters 1000 semifinal, losing earlier this year to Serbian Dusan Lajovic at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Where can I stream Karen Khachanov vs Daniil Medvedev? . "He's had some up and downs". My tactic was to not give him that much time, to try to play deep, to not give him easy shots.

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Up next for Andreescu will be unseeded American Sofia Kenin, who extended her impressive Toronto run with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 win over Ukrainian former champion Elina Svitolina.

The French-speaking Medvedev was cheered on by a partisan crowd and finished off a tired-looking Thiem 6-3 6-1 to end the Austrian's six-match winning streak in under an hour.

The Russian had not dropped a set in the tournament but was no match for Nadal, who saved a break point in his first game and confidently put away Medvedev who is 10 years his junior. "I did a lot of things well: changing directions, changing rhythms". I had played a huge match.

"Of course, it's extra special", Medvedev said.

Nadal won't know who he'll play for a place in the final until Saturday, when Gael Monfils and Roberto Bautista Agut return to complete a rain delayed match.

But he made 22 errors in the championship match.

"He said, 'You can't take the risk, '" Monfils said. "But today was 50/50, it was really nice". They beat Robin Haase and Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands 7-5, 7-5. The Russian performed well on both his first-serve and second-serve points, winning 82 per cent and 61 per cent of those points, respectively.

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