Shanghai Rolex Masters 2019: Saturday tennis scores, results, schedule updated | Launderer report
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Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev will meet in the Shanghai Rolex Masters 2019 final after winning their respective semi-finals on Saturday.
Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets, while Zverev did the same against Matteo Berrettini in the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena.
- (3) Daniil Medvedev bt. Stefanos Tsitsipas: 7-6 (5), 7-5
- (5) Alexander Zverev bt. (11) Matteo Berrettini: 6-3, 6-4
Sunday October 13 schedule
- (3) Daniil Medvedev vs. (5) Alexander Zverev: not before 4:30 p.m. BST / 11:30 a.m.
Medvedev reached a sixth round level final in that calendar year after surviving a close brawl with Tsitsipas, according to the official ATP website. Although he lost the ace count, Medvedev thrived on how he was finally able to attack Tsitsipas’ serve.
He won 14 of 25 points returning the second serve, ultimately helping the Russian amass a quartet of crucial break points. Managing the pressure was also a key factor for Medvedev.
The 23-year-old kept his cool during the tie-breaker in the first set, and he made the telltale shots at the right time:
To Tsitsipas’ credit, he kept the fight going in the second set. However, the man who eliminated Djokovic after three sets on Friday could not conjure more of the same magic.
Zverev sent Roger Federer packed the same day, and the confidence that came with that victory was evident when he dominated the opening set against Berrettini. The German had four aces and won 17 of 18 points in his first serve.
He also got the only conversion from a breakpoint in the set to give Berrettini too much to do to catch up:
The second set was more intensely contested, with fifth seed Zverev looking unstable at 4-4 before the 22-year-old regained his composure and took the next two games to close the game.
This means Zverev built on the progress he made at this tournament last year:
A final between two of the sport’s young rising stars could be the signal that men’s tennis is starting to emerge from an era led by Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.