Daniil Medvedev defeated match debutant Diego Schwartzman 6-Three, 6-Three to arrange a mouth-watering semi-final conflict with Rafael Nadal within the ATP Finals on the O2 Enviornment right here.
The win over Schwartzmann enabled him to finish Three-Zero run in Group Tokyo 1970. It’s a huge enchancment from final yr when he went winless. The Russian’s match in opposition to Nadal will happen within the early hours of Sunday (India time).
“I used to be enjoying nice within the two earlier matches. I believe it’s all the time good to remain undefeated for the arrogance. I wished to win the match, so I’m actually pleased that I’ve finished it,” mentioned Medvedev after the match. “I used to be serving very well right now, in order that helped me loads all through all of the match.”
Nadal leads their profession head-to-head collection Three-Zero, together with a shocking comeback from 5-1 down within the third set of their conflict ultimately yr’s Nitto ATP Finals.
“I like enjoying all the (Huge) Three. Once I was so younger, beginning to maintain the racquet and simply began to be desirous about tennis… I began to see Grand Slams,” Medvedev mentioned. “First it was Roger successful every little thing, then Rafa got here and began to make his mark after which it was Novak. It’s a nice pleasure to play in opposition to all of them and I’m actually wanting ahead to tomorrow.”
Medvedev grew to become the primary Russian to compete within the ATP Finals in consecutive years since 2009 title-winner Nikolay Davydenko (2005-09). He has not but misplaced a set. He’s the one participant to go undefeated in group play.
Schwartzman, then again, completed the perfect season of his profession with a 25-15 file. The Argentine cracked the highest 10 of the ATP rankings for the primary time in his profession and reached his first Masters 1000 remaining.
“I am actually proud as a result of I did many nice issues in many alternative weeks this yr. But additionally, I’ve the sensation in my physique that I’ve to enhance, as a result of I wish to be right here once more. However to be right here once more, I’ve to do higher,” Schwartzman mentioned.