The Russian wants his second consecutive championship. Daniil Medvedev will face Andy Murray in the Doha final after defeating Aliassime.
The second semi-final of the year ATP 250 de Doha he faced two favorites to win the title. Daniil Medvedev It came after his Rotterdam title and much suffering in the quarterfinals against O’connell in a three set match. Good luck Auger too he suffered against Kubler, but bounced back to beat Davidovich, showing a remarkable version of his game. Their head-to-head encounter favors the Russian, who has won all five of their head-to-head encounters, the last one in the Dutch tournament itself.
First series tense
The match started brilliantly for the Russian player, who got a break in the first game of the set. Daniil held that advantage for much of the set and it looked like it would be in his favor. However, when the score was 4-2, missed two opportunities to go bankrupt again. The Russian paid dearly for the mistake and Aliassime broke, leveling at four. Medvedev made another break at this moment and this time it was decisive. After saving two counterattacks, he took the set.
Things are evening out even more
The second set started with equality between two top players who know how to compete very well. Aliassime was again the first to break and lose serve, but after saving two breaks in the next game, he regained the deficit. The script was the same the Russian was ahead, he didn’t take advantage of the opportunity to gain more income and the Canadian tied. As if that wasn’t enough, Daniil didn’t get another break and the set went to a draw. At that time, the Russian became the winner after playing three set balls.