Medvedev reaches sixth consecutive final at Shanghai Masters

  • Medvedev reaches sixth consecutive final at Shanghai Masters

Medvedev reaches sixth consecutive final at Shanghai Masters

Sadly for us, having sided with Federer on the game handicap, he was also deservedly beaten by a lower ranked player with Alexander Zverev generating eight break point chances on Federer's serve, converting four, en route to his own 2-1 victory.

Daniil Medvedev reached a staggering sixth final in a row as he defeated fellow rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday. And it comes just six weeks after he became the first Italian in 44 years to reach the semi-finals of the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

Serving for the match, Medvedev held comfortably and claimed his first match point with a lethal volleyed forehand.

Zverev is the slight odds-on favourite to win this match at 9/13, whilst Berrettini is priced at 11/8.

"I thought he took really a lot of good decisions, and he was super fast on his feet today, which I think made it really hard for me to get my freebies and winners off the baseline".

Medvedev has now reached a tour-leading nine finals in 2019.

Tsitsipas said: "I don't know if I'm going to be able to beat him the next time or the time after that one, but I know there's going to be a time where I'm going to find opportunities and beat him".

Tsitsipas, runner-up at the China Open last week, continued to put the Serbian under pressure, though, and got the elusive break to level the match as he continued to unleash victor after winner.

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the Rolex Shanghai Masters.

"I don't know when it's going to come".

Tsitsipas' next opponent is Russian Daniil Medvedev, whom he has never beaten in four meetings.

The victory helped Zverev climb to seventh with 2,855 points in the race, 330 points more than eighth-placed Berrettini.

Staring down the barrel in the second set, Federer saved five match points to force a decider where he failed to keep his composure, receiving a rare point penalty for ball abuse. I felt like I've played some decent tennis this week and being in a Masters 1000 final here in Shanghai is also something very special for me.

"It's so boring that I hate myself for putting myself into that kind of situation where I have to play in his own terms and not in my terms".