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US Open 2019 Highlights, Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini, semi-finals tennis match: Nadal sets up Medvedev final

Catch all the updates from the US Open men's singles semifinals between Daniil Medvedev vs Grigor Dimitrov and Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini.

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US Open 2019 Highlights, Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini, semi-finals tennis match: Nadal sets up Medvedev final
  • Medvedev has a 19-2 record since Wimbledon, racking up three straight appearances in finals, losing in Washington and Montreal before claiming the Cincinnati title

  • The Russian fifth seed has continued his winning run at the US Open, though his path has not been without obstacles and been taken to four sets in each of his past four matches

  • His run at Flushing Meadows is the deepest he has gone in a Grand Slam but in the semi-finals faces a resurgent Dimitrov who is brimming with confidence after beating Federer in a five-set quarter-final

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Sept 07, 2019 - 07:58 (IST)

We'll see you tomorrow for the final of the women's singles where Serena Williams faces her last hurdle in her bid to win the record-equalling 24th Grand Slam, when she plays against Canada's 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu. 

Thank you for tuning in to the live coverage of the US Open men's singles semifinals. Goodbye for now!

Sept 07, 2019 - 07:58 (IST)

So, both the men's singles semifinals ending in straight sets.

Although, the scoreline can't reflect the level of tennis on display. From the long and taxing rallies between Medvedev and Dimitrov to Nadal's battle with the firepower in Berrettini's forehands, it has been a thoroughly engaging day at Flushing Meadows. 

Sunday's final will see Nadal, appearing in his 27th Grand Slam final, battle Medvedev, who'll play his first final at a major. Can the Russian supplant one of the 'Big 3' of men's tennis or will the Nadal-Djokovic-Federer juggernaut build on their monopoly over the Grand Slams? 

23-year-old Medvedev vs 33-year-old Nadal. The future of men's tennis taking on one of its most decorated players. It promises to be a cracker of a match. 

Sept 07, 2019 - 07:47 (IST)

Daniil Medvedev making amends with the crowd. He will face the second-seed Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final. 

Sept 07, 2019 - 07:45 (IST)

Nadal: "Congrats to Matteo for a great match. He has a great game and I'm confident that he has a great career ahead. I'm looking forward to Daniil Medvedev. He deserves to be in the final since he has played well throughout the year. He has been the player to beat this summer and I'm eager to face his challenge."

"All the very best to Serena Williams. After all that she has been through, it would be great if she could top it all off by winning the title here. Looking forward to her match."

Sept 07, 2019 - 07:40 (IST)

Nadal* 7-6, 6-4, 6-1 Berrettini 

The Spaniard looks more emphatic as he humbles the brawny Italian big server. Full marks to Matteo Berrettini for wowing the crowd with his aggressive intent and speedy play at the outset. For now though, all eyes on Nadal who enters his third major final this year, fifth at the US Open and 27th career Grand Slam final. 

Sept 07, 2019 - 07:39 (IST)

Record chasing Nadal!

Sept 07, 2019 - 07:34 (IST)

How exceptionally good is that?

Sept 07, 2019 - 07:34 (IST)

Nadal* 7-6, 6-4, 5-1 Berrettini

It's one-way traffic now and the Italian can barely catch his breath. 

Sept 07, 2019 - 07:31 (IST)

Nadal* 7-6, 6-4, 4-1 Berrettini 

Yet another break of serve for the Spaniard. The inadequacies in Berrettini's game are becoming more evident by the minute as Nadal cruises through. Lots to learn for the Italian young gun who has got the best seat to this old school masterclass by Nadal. 

Sept 07, 2019 - 07:31 (IST)

Great stat on surge of Berrettini and Italian tennis

New York: Medvedev has ridden a hot streak into the other semi-final, where he unexpectedly finds himself up against an opponent few expected to go deep into the championship.

Medvedev has a 19-2 record since Wimbledon, racking up three straight appearances in finals, losing in Washington and Montreal before claiming the Cincinnati title.

The Russian fifth seed has continued his winning run at the US Open, though his path has not been without obstacles and been taken to four sets in each of his past four matches.

His run at Flushing Meadows is the deepest he has gone in a Grand Slam but in the semi-finals faces a resurgent Dimitrov who is brimming with confidence after beating Federer in a five-set quarter-final.

The Bulgarian, who has slipped down the rankings to 78th from a high of third, arrived in New York having been eliminated in the first round in five of his six previous tournaments but now stands on the brink of his first Grand Slam final.

Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini

Only Matteo Berrettini stands between Rafa Nadal and a fifth final at Flushing Meadows where the stage has been all but cleared for the Spaniard to claim a 19th grand slam title.

The draw always looked kind to second seed Nadal, who was guaranteed of avoiding fellow greats Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer until the final.

But with those two swept away on the other side of the draw, Nadal instead will meet either Daniil Medvedev or Grigor Dimitrov if he gets to Sunday’s final.

First, the Spaniard must get past 23-year-old Italian Berrettini in what will be the pair’s first encounter.

Big serving Berrettini is having a breakout year, with two titles under his belt, one on grass and one on clay, and is now on the brink of becoming the first Italian male grand slam finalist in more than 40 years.

While a well-rested Nadal has breezed through to the final four, dropping only one set and even enjoying a walkover in the second round, Berrettini has shed sweat and tears to claw his way this far.

Taken to four sets in each of his first three matches by unseeded opponents, he was later stretched to the limit by Gael Monfils in a quarter-final thriller on Wednesday that went to a final-set tiebreak.

How well Berrettini, in his eighth grand slam, recovers from that four-hour marathon could be crucial.

With inputs from Reuters

 

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