Medvedev has looked extremely impressive in recent weeks and Dominic Thiem didn't have any answers against the Russian, winning just four games in two sets, and Medvedev is now realising the potential which I identified several years ago. "When he's playing well, these kind of players that can produce incredible shots".
But Nadal must wait to find out his semi-final opponent after the rain arrived in Montreal. He also won the event here in 2005 - his first hardcourt victory - and in 2008 in Toronto. But a recounting of Nadal's pedigree won't tremble Medvedev, who's into his first Masters 1000 final and has won eight of his past nine matches. "It was OK because I was able to run a lot in the next game".
Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation (pic) hits a shot against Austria's Dominic Thiem of Austria during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal August 9, 2019. "I showed today that I'm still a fighter". "I'm playing very well right now", he said.
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"Of course, it's extra special", Medvedev said.
Thiem and Zverev, the second and third seeds respectively, bowed out with straight-sets losses. I had played a huge match. "I was afraid for my ankle", added Monfils who lifted a title in Rotterdam this season but retired injured in the first round at Wimbledon. So in the third set, I chose to play only my serve games.
When is Karen Khachanov vs Daniil Medvedev on and what time does it start? . But at 6-4, 2-1 I had a pain moving backwards, and my ankle that was already painful, I hurt it again. We played all the same tournaments since 12 or 14 and we know each other pretty well. I was like: "'Yeah, but we never know, '" Monfils said.