This year there is going to be a new champion for the title of the Cincinnati Masters to hold the Rookwood Cup this Sunday.
Novak Djokovic, the defending champion of the Cincinnati Masters who was looking to win his 7th title of the tournament was defeated by his third-seeded opponent of the semifinals Daniil Medvedev by 3-6, 6-3 and 6-3 on the Center Court of the Linder Family Tennis Center.
Djokovic looked to be in control of the game she won the first set without much effort.
However, things took a sudden turn when Medvedev was able to break the serve of Djokovic during the 2nd set. After that 23 years old Medvedev seemed to be in control of the game and playing more aggressively than he ever did in the match.
After winning the match, Medvedev said, “I think it was 30-all when I turned up the heat when I thought standing, that I am literally losing it. I don’t know about my serve percentage but I think it was about 20 percent for the second service win. He was pushing me in the most crucial moments.”
Medvedev has 43 ATP wins this year which is more than any other player this season and now he is going to play in the final of the Cincinnati Masters. Before the season started, Medvedev was at his career-high of world rank no. 8 but was not able to make it to the main draw of the Cincinnati Masters.
With this win, Medvedev put a halt to Djokovic’s effort to win his 7th Cincinnati Masters title and now he will be facing the 16th seeded David Goffin in the final.
Medvedev said, “I think that I will have to play aggressively against him as I remember my match against him in Wimbledon. I felt that that time that I was not able to keep up with his consistency and he is great shape.”
Medvedev is the only player to have made it to the finals of ATP’s three tournaments in a row. Last year it was Alexander Zverev.