Daniil Medvedev claims first Masters title in Cincinnati

(CNN) — New from stunning World No.1 Novak Djokovic at the semifinals, Russian Daniil Medvedev duly wrapped up his first Masters level title with victory from the Cincinnati Closing against David Goffin of Belgium Sunday.

Medvedev won 7-6 6-4 in one hour 39 minutes to place the seal to the very best week of his emerging profession and he’ll go to the US Open in Flushing Meadow following week as a true danger to the current order. His hard-fought three-set triumph over Djokovic was the first time the Serbian was defeated at a Experts 1000 semifinal sine 2013 and finished a 10-match winning streak for the Wimbledon champion, who had been protecting his Cincinnati crown. The 23-year-old in Moscow has an unorthodox, yet effective fashion and is one of a batch of Next Gen gift that’s prepared to battle the likes of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who made an early exit in Cincinnati. READ: Federer crashes out from magnificent mad that is early READ: Nick Kyrgios contrasts two rackets and curses in umpire in Cincinnati conquer Runner-up spots in Montreal, Washington, Barcelona and Brisbane, having a lone victory coming at the Sofia Open in February, abandoned Medvedev eager to clinch a big title. However, in Goffinthe first Belgian to achieve a Masters 1000 name, he found a determined opponent, using the first set going to a tiebreaker, won convincingly 7-3 from Medvedev. A direct break at the start of the second place put him firmly on the path to victory and he kept his nerve to close out the victory despite struggling with cramp late in the match. “It is hard to locate words,” Medvedev said from the post-match interviews. “It would not be great to shed three finals in a row, so I am really happy about that,” he added. With 44 ATP Tour wins this year, Medvedev can be leading this category from Nadal, who has 41, and has reached more finals (six) than any other player. Earlier, home expect Madison Keys won the WTA event in the venue, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, 7-5 7-6, in a closely fought final.

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