Daniil Medvedev will be Jannik Sinner’s opponent tomorrow in the semi-final of the final in Turin. The Russian, who was already among the magnificent four in Turin, clearly lost to the number two in the world, Carlos Alcaraz (6-4 and 6-4 in one hour and 20 minutes), thus winning the Spaniard, somewhat surprisingly. from the red group and will face the “survivor” Novak Djokovic in the other semifinal. The four best in the world meet, therefore, in the penultimate act of the Masters tournament: it has only happened four times in history, the last in 2020, which only confirms the exceptional nature of the Turin event. Viewers will see the best of the best.
Alcaraz had to win, and he did beautifully, but frankly, we didn’t expect Medvedev to be so docile on the other side of the net. By God, the Murcian phenomenon has certainly improved in form, it can be seen in his recoveries and his mobility on the pitch, but the world number three did not seem to give his soul to counteract the competitive fury. of the Iberian. More than some calculations against facing Novak Djokovic (who would have been first), Medvedev in general probably thought it wise not to waste too much energy heading into tomorrow’s match. Certainly, given the recent defeats suffered, he cannot be happy to find himself with Jannik Sinner (2-6 in favor of Daniil the previous ones, but the last two games are Italian), clearly the most fit player at the moment, so The Russian has probably played to save. But be careful with Alcaraz: despite Medvedev’s wishes, the Spaniard is on the rise, a distant relative of the one we have seen for a few weeks. Carlitos seems, and this is nothing new, to improve his condition by playing important matches, and the more he plays, the more he fights, the stronger he seems, as if he were a Saiyan.
The match, not at all pretty and also quite short (which supports the energy saving thesis), with two breaks, dry and clean, both evidently in favor of the Spanish: 3-3 in the first set, 4-4 in the second. . However, the first to have the opportunity to break his opponent’s serve was Medvedev, with two wasted break points at 2-1 in favor. After many mistakes by the Russian and in any case a lively match by the Spaniard, who qualified as group leader for the first time in the semifinals of the Final (in his first participation, last year he was injured) and Useless tonight’s match between Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev, already eliminated.