Alex de Minaur used the same method. Whether he’s practicing, hitting the ball in practice, or playing high-level matches.
No matter what you have to trade with. He aimed at his best efforts to the very end. It was Cult that paid off on Friday with a tight 7-6(7), 7-5 win over second-seeded Daniil Medvedev at the National Bank Open.
“That trait creates an aura, presence, which sometimes helps,” says de Minaur, “because of course there were times when I fell. Then I played incredible tennis to get myself back into the game.”
It’s also not broken when you get two errors at a critical juncture.
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De Minaur came back from a 2-5 deficit in the first set and 1-5 in the tiebreaker. The Australian rider took the win in just over two hours. and made it to the first professional Masters 1000 semi-final.
De Minaard said: “I’m a very focused person. And at no point in that game did I feel discouraged. “I know my game plan. I’m stuck with it.”
Medvedev, the 2021 Toronto NBO champion, had a problem with serving at inappropriate times on a warm afternoon. Sunny and windy at Sobeys Stadium.
The Russian served in the first set at 5-3 but lost twice at the break point. De Minaur followed up with a catch to pull.
in tie breaker Medvedev raised his fists in the air after winning a long match to take a 5-1 advantage, but De Minaur brushed it off and made three set-point saves, including one from two mistakes. take the lead 8-7
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The Australian rider repented when setting up the first goal as Medvedev’s shot flew far.
In the second set, Medvedev was leading 4-3 when he lost twice at breakpoints. His seventh overall double offense came at the rendezvous.
Medvedev said he really tends to “go for” the second serve.
“There’s always a question, like maybe you’re double-crossing. But sometimes you hit[serve]well in the big moments too,” he said.
Medvedev, who won five ATP Tour titles this year. It fell to 22-4 at the Masters 1000 and 31-4 in hard court this season.
De Minar will face Spain’s Alejandro Davidovic Fokina in a titleless battle.
Davidovich Fokina withdrew in the second set of the quarterfinals for a 6-4, 6-2 win over American Mackenzie McDonald.
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“He played amazing at first. Then made a small mistake. And I believe in myself more,” said Davidvich Fokina. “It gives me a lot of energy.”
World No. 18 De Minar takes this week’s No. 8 Medvedev off, No. 8 Taylor Fritz and No. 11 Cameron Norrie.
Meanwhile, the 37th-ranked Spaniard earned a win over 3rd-ranked Casper Ruud and 13th-ranked Alex Zverev.
“I think we’ve both shown that we deserve to be alongside the opponents we’ve beaten,” De Minare said. “It shows that we’re both playing great tennis. We are both playing tennis with confidence.”
In the evening, Spain’s top seed Carlos Alcaraz was set to meet Tommy. 12th-seeded American Paul, 7th-seeded Jannik Sinner of Italy will meet France’s Gael Monfils late in the game.
McDonald earned a third-round victory over Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont. Raonic, who was a wildcard, was the last Canadian singles player eliminated.
Play will continue until Sunday at the $7.62 million tournament.
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