2021 US Open Semi-Finals LIVE: First Major Semi-Finalist Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Daniil Medvedev – Follow updates LIVE: World number two Daniil Medvedev and world number 15 Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the semi-finals of the US Open on day nine.
Medvedev bolstered his title credentials on Tuesday after defeating qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 to reach his third straight semi-final at Flushing Meadows. The Russian lost his first set of the fortnight, but only after winning a second bagel stanza against the surprise quarter-finalist. Zandschulp showed his courage by winning the third and battling 5 in the fourth, but Medvedev avoided further drama by breaking up the last game and qualifying for the last four.
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“I’m happy with my game in the fourth set because on my serve I almost lost maybe two points”, said the Russian, according to usopen.org. “At 6-5 it got a little tight and I managed to do it without the tiebreaker. “
In another quarter-final of the day, Félix Auger-Aliassime entered his first major semi-final at the US Open. The 21-year-old Canadian was leading by a set and a break, 6-3, 3-1, when Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz was forced to retire with injury.
After just 68 minutes of play, Auger-Aliassime qualified to face Medvedev in the semi-finals.
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