Tennis: Medvedev moves one win away from the final at the Los Cabos Mexican Open | Video
Daniel Medvedeva Russian tennis player, advanced to the semifinal of the Mexican Tennis Open Los Cabos after beating the Lithuanian tennis player in the quarterfinals Ricardas Berankis in two straight sets by 6-2 and 6-2.
In the prelude to the final Medvedev will face the Serbian on Friday Miomir Kecmanović, who earned his place in the top four after beating American Brandon Nakashima 6-2 and 6-4.
In an interview for ESPN the 26-year-old tennis player spoke about his rival on Friday.
He is playing very good tennis and I have to do better to be able to advance to the final.
In the first set of the match, the Russian broke Berankis’ serve twice and easily prevailed over his rival, in what was a match that did not present major complications for the number one in the ATP.
In the last point of the match, the 26-year-old defeated the number 96 in the world ranking with an ace serve that left the Lithuanian tennis player standing and unanswered.
With your ticket to the semi-final, this will be the fifth time in 2022 that Medvedev is on the verge of a final in a quiet season for the Russian tennis player derived from the sanctions on Russian athletes for the conflict in Ukraine.
“A title is always better than just reaching the finals. I have to win four games to be champion, I have two. There is motivation and I will try to do well.” @DaniilMedwedafter winning his match against Berankis #ATC2022 pic.twitter.com/A3Bghy6TGn
– Mifel Tennis Open (@AbiertoLosCabos) August 5, 2022
After a performance with four service breaks and eight ace servesMedvedev awaits Berankis, who aims to be his most difficult rival at the moment in the competition.
My confidence is going from strength to strength, the more matches I progress the more difficult the opponent will be, but I feel positive.
The Los Cabos Mexican Open of the 250 category, it is disputed on hard surface courts in the resort of Los Cabos in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
(With information from Reuters)