Medvedev Faces Tsitsipas to book Grand Final Spot in Cincinnati Masters 2022

The final masters 1000 tournament before the 2022 US Open Championship is currently underway as the top tennis players in the world are battling it out at the Cincinnati Masters.

Having started on the 15th of August, the Cincinnati Masters 2022 is almost near its end as only four players remain out of the 64 of the main draw. Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitipas have qualified for the semi-finals, along with Cameron Norrie and Borna Coric. Medvedev and Tsitsipas are set to play the first semi-final matchup of today at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, USA.

Current world number 1, Medvedev had a fiery start in the tournament. He has played three matches in the tournament and is yet to drop a single set. On his way to reaching the semi-finals, he beat Botic van de Zandschulp(6-4, 7-5), Denis Shapovalov(7-5, 7-5), and Taylor Fritz(7-6, 6-3). Besides a shaky start against Taylor Fritz in the quarter-finals, the 26-year-old Russian barely had any trouble so far in the tournament.

Stefanos Tsitipas also started solidly in Cincinnati Masters 2022. He cruised past Filip Krajinović in the first round, winning 6-3, 6-4. In the round of 32, the Greek had to push hard for the win against Diego Schwartzman. He won the match (6-3, 6-3) following 2-long sets of tennis. Tsitipas booked his semi-finals spot by beating the American big server John Isner in three sets (7-6, 5-7, 6-3).

Medvedev and Tsitipas have had a rivalry going on since the altercation between them in 2018 at the Miami Open. The two youngsters have faced each other eight times since then, with Medvedev leading the h2h by a 7-2 margin. Medvedev vs. Tsitsipas in Cincinnati Masters 2022 semi-finals marks the 10th time the two of them will be setting foot on the tennis court together.

Medvedev vs. Tsitsipas Start Time: 03:00 pm ET on August 20

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