Daniil Medvedev survives Karen Khachanov 6-1 7-66 in the semifinal in Montreal on Saturday after winning a huge battle. Medvedev will play Rafael Nadal in the final.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Medvedev had a running start at the beginning of the set after breaking Khachanov in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. Medvedev extended his lead after breaking Karen in the 6th (5-1) game before managing to win the set (6-1).

2nd set.

Daniil won the set after he broke the Russian in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 9th (5-4) game. The Russian tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 4th (2-2) and in the 10th (5-5) game. However, Medvedev maintained the focus before winning the set at the following tiebreak at 6.

Daniil failed to serve out the set when leading 5-4 to be broken at 30.

At the end of the match, Daniil scored 71 points vs. Karen’s 49 points.

The Russian served exceptionally well to win 89% of the points (33/37) behind his first serve. Yet he won only 39% points (11/28) on his second serve. Medvedev didn’t lose the concentration in converting 67% of the break points that he procured (4/6). On the other side, the Russian was stunning in converting all the break points (2/2). Nonetheless, that was not enough to win the contest.

After this encounter, the head to head between Medvedev and Khachanov is 2-1 for Daniil.

1st
Medvedev
Khachanov
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Medvedev
Khachanov
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
5
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
0
1

Next Match: Daniil Medvedev vs. Rafael Nadal – H2H and stats

Medvedev will take on Nadal in the final.

There is no head to head record between Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal since this will be the first time that they will fight against each other at pro level.

Daniil Medvedev in Montreal

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