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Daniil Medvedev vs David Goffin preview, 2019 Cincinnati Masters men's single final

Daniil Medvedev vs David Goffin preview, 2019 Cincinnati Masters men's single final

The world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic lost dreams of defending the championship after the defeat of 6-3, 3-6, 3-6 against Medvedev.

Before entering the semi-finals, Novak Djokovic revealed that his elbow was hurt during Lucas Pouille's match but tried to overcome it and hoped that the minor injury would heal at the reunion Daniil Medvedev.

And everything seemed fine with the Serbian player. He controlled the game in the first set with careful and precise shots. In his first three games, Djokovic lost only four points, before taking advantage of the mistake of a young Russian player after a foul hand to win the game to save the ball and pass 4-2 lead. Djokovic closed the first set with a winning score of 64% and didn't face break-points.

The first seed continued to maintain a high level with perfect defensive ability in the first six games of the two set. Lose two points through the first three games and create an opportunity to accelerate to the finish line. At the time of that decision, Medvedev showed his psychological stability. The 23-year-old rescues a break-point with a winner point to preserve the game. Medvedev won the next game and forced the world number one player to step into the set decision, when he hit the hand along the winner scoring line, winning the match after the second set.

The change in tactics helped Medvedev reverse the situation in the second part of the semifinals. Instead of standing far behind the last line, the world number eight player got to the ball earlier and that helped him win two games to save the ball in the last set to defeat Novak Djokovic for the second time, after the last time in Masters in the quarter-finals in Monte Carlo in April.

This defeat marked the first time Djokovic failed in the Masters semi-final after winning the first set, after losing to Del Potro at Indian Wells in 2013.

Remembering 37 winner points, of which there are 16 direct delivery points and 21 self-defeating errors in the whole game, Medvedev has the right to play the second Masters 1000 final in his career. He also set a record when he became the first Russian player to reach the final in the Cincinnati tournament of 120 years old.

"Honestly, I don't know how I did it. I found myself very tired after the first set and thought I wouldn't be able to maintain high intensity before Novak. The decisive change in the second set created another. The audience gave me more motivation to win, "Medvedev told ESPN. "Normally, I would go all the way to the serve two times after being first broken by the opponent, especially in the opening set. However, after that I thought it over, and instead of that, I just delivered the ball. normal after losing the previous point, then, I have won more points".

Medvedev's upcoming Cincinnati final opponent will be David Goffin - the Belgian who defeated Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 to gain the right to play the first Masters final. It will be the third meeting between the two players, after two previous appearances this season (in Australia Open and Wimbledon) with each person having a win.

The 2019 Cincinnati Masters final between Daniil Medvedev vs David Goffin will take place at 4pm on August 19th (GMT+8 time).