ATP Finals: Casper Ruud to meet Daniil Medvedev in semifinals, beats Rublev in 3 sets battle

ATP Finals: Casper Ruud to meet Daniil Medvedev in semifinals, beats Rublev in 3 sets battle
ATP Finals: Casper Ruud to meet Daniil Medvedev in semifinals, beats Rublev in 3 sets battle

ATP Finals: Casper Ruud to meet Daniil Medvedev in semifinals- Casper Ruud will face Daniil Medvedev in the last four of the ATP Finals after coming from behind to beat Andrey Rublev 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) on Friday.

ATP Finals: Both players knew a win at the Pala Alpitour in Turin would take them into the Saturday’s semi-finals and Ruud impressed in coming from behind to make sure he will be taking on the world number two at the seasonending event.

Fifth seed Rublev came into the match unbeaten in his four previous meetings with Ruud but after a strong start fell to a deserved defeat, failing to qualify for the knockout rounds from the Green Group.

ATP Finals: Casper Ruud to meet Daniil Medvedev in semifinals, beats Rublev in 3 sets battle

Also read: ATP Finals: Brilliant Alexander Zverev beats Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets to enter semifinals

The way Rublev strolled through the first set suggested a quick victory but Ruud fought back gamely in the second set, forcing his higher-ranked opponent into unforced errors and hitting 13 winners as he broke Rublev twice to take the set.

ATP Finals: Rublev was visibly angry with the way his performance levels dropped, taking his frustration out on his racket after allowing Ruud to immediately break back in game four to level the set at 2-2 when he had the match by the scruff of the neck.

From there Ruud gained further confidence and wasn’t even fazed when his serve was broken in game five of the third set, hitting straight back to level the scores.

ATP Finals: Casper Ruud to meet Daniil Medvedev in semifinals, beats Rublev in 3 sets battle

He eventually came through the tie-break after a tense round of games held to serve, in which both players pulled out some beautiful shots, to set up a huge clash with US Open champion Medvedev.

For more sports news and updates, follow us at InsideSport.in