Fifth seed Daniil Medvedev reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-final following the Russian downed 2016 winner Stan Wawrinka in the US Open in four different sets.
Medvedev continued to enjoy his role as the protagonist of the tournament by knocking out Wawrinka on Arthur Ashe 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 3-6 6-1 on Tuesday.
The Russian, who made a stir by sticking his middle finger up at the crowd in a’observable obscenity’ earlier in the contest, received a round of applause for his performance and he’ll now meet up with the winner of this match involving five-time winner Roger Federer and unseeded Grigor Dimitrov.
Medvedev had his left leg treated twice in the first set but played through the pain barrier to be the youngest semi-finalist in New York since Novak Djokovic in 2010.
As he wrapped up the win in 2 hours and 34 minutes, the 23-year-old hit 35 champions, 11 aces and won four of eight break points.
The 23-year-old’s goading of the audience in his on-court interviews was a feature of the particular tournament, and he concluded his newest one by saying:”So many people support me, so a lot of people don’t like me personally.
“I can only say, I try to be myself men. I must say, sorry men, and thank you!”
Medvedev clarified his injury issues, revealing he felt he might not be able to complete the match.
He explained:”The game was really peculiar. I had major annoyance in my quadriceps and that I didn’t feel I could last at the set.
“I feel very strange about this game but I’m happy to be in my initial important semi-final.
“Before the match I had been feeling perfect, and each of these tapes were for protection.
“In the first game of this game I pulled my quadriceps. I took a painkiller and by the fourth group I was feeling normal.
“I’ll see how I feel in the morning and try my very best to be fit to the semis.”

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