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Medvedev rallies for stunning win over Djokovic to advance to Cincy final

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By ITN News Editor August 18, 2019 13:21

Medvedev rallies for stunning win over Djokovic to advance to Cincy final

A resilient Daniil Medvedev stunned world number one and holder Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati Masters semi-finals.The ninth seeded Russian stepped up his game after losing the first set and took the victory 3-6 6-3 6-3.Medvedev, who also beat Djokovic in April at Monte Carlo, will play Belgian David Goffin in the final on Sunday.The 16th seeded Goffin beat France’s Richard Gasquet 6-3 6-4 in the other semi-final.A quick break saw Goffin surge to a 4-1 lead with a backhand winner down the line in the first set.Gasquet grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second set before Goffin claimed five of the next six games.He won the set and the match when a Gasquet backhand was long.Goffin had received a walkover into the semi-finals after Yoshihito Nishioka was forced to withdraw due to food poisoning.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 18, 2019 13:21

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