Medvedev brushes aside Sinner to reach Open 13 semis | Sports

Medvedev brushes aside Sinner to reach Open 13 semis | Sports

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev made light work of reaching the Open 13 semifinals in brushing aside fifth-seeded Jannik Sinner 6-2, 6-4 on Friday.

The imposing Russian saved the only break point he faced and broke the Italian player’s serve three times at the indoor tournament.

The Australian Open runner-up has won 21 of his last 23 matches and will climb to second in the ATP rankings next week.

“It is my first time here in the semifinals in Marseille … I was on top of the match the whole time,” Medvedev said. “Jannik always tries to hit the ball as hard as he can. You cannot give him easy balls, otherwise you are going to run all over the place and he is probably going to hit a winner.”

When the two-time Grand Slam runner-up climbs to No. 2 on Monday, he will be the first outside the Big Four of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal,…

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