Russian stalwart Daniil Medvedev cruised into the fourth championship match of the 2021 season at the ongoing ATP Masters 1000 event in Toronto. In the 55-minute semifinal encounter, the top-seeded powered past American John Isner in straight sets (6-2, 6-2).
“I was playing great today. I think I almost did no unforced errors,” Medvedev said after entering into his fifth ATP Masters 1000 final.
“I’m really happy with my game at this moment. I always like coming to the US Open Series. I always feel like I’m playing better and better the more the series continues. I’m really happy that I’m still in the Toronto tournament. That’s the main (thing).”
“I had to take this opportunity, just try to break as many times as I can, stay focused, and I managed to do it. I’m really happy with the win today.”
Opelka Is Playing Great Tennis Here, says Daniil Medvedev
In the final match, World No.2 will face Reilly Opelka, who stormed into his maiden Masters 1000 Final after stunning No.3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The unseeded 23-year-old American ousted Nick Kyrgios, Grigor Dimitrov, Lloyd Harris, Roberto Bautista Agut and Stefanos Tsitsipas on the way to compete for the first-ever Masters title of his career.
Speaking ahead of the Opelka clash, Medvedev explained, “I actually watched almost all of his matches. I think he’s playing great tennis here all week long. Today the match he turned around with Stefanos was quite unbelievable, a very hard effort.”
In addition to this, Medvedev leads Opelka 3-1 in their head-to-head series. In the latest meeting, Russian defeated American in three sets(6-4, 6-2, 6-4) at the 2021 French Open.
Moreover, Daniil reached the championship match at the Australian Open, Marseille Open and Mallorca Open in 2021.