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Libema Open 2022 LIVE: Daniil Medvedev defeats Adrian Mannarino in semifinals of Libema Open, qualify for final

Libema Open 2022 LIVE: Daniil Medvedev defeats Adrian Mannarino in semifinals of Libema Open, qualify for final

Medvedev vs Mannarino LIVE: Daniil Medvedev favourite against Adrian Mannarino in semifinals of Libema Open – Follow Libema Open 2022 LIVE updates
Libema Open 2022 LIVE: World No.2 Daniil Medvedev booked a spot in the finals of the Libema Open as he defeated Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 7-5 in the semifinal on Saturday. Medvedev will now face Tim van Rijthoven in the summit clash on Sunday.  Follow Libema Open 2022 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN  Libema Open 2022 LIVE: […]

Libema Open 2022 LIVE: World No.2 Daniil Medvedev booked a spot in the finals of the Libema Open as he defeated Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 7-5 in the semifinal on Saturday. Medvedev will now face Tim van Rijthoven in the summit clash on Sunday.  Follow Libema Open 2022 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

Libema Open 2022 LIVE: Daniil Medvedev defeats Adrian Mannarino in semifinals of Libema Open, qualify for final

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Yet to pick up a title in 2022, Daniil Medvedev seems intent on rectifying that record this week at the Libema Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

The World No. 2 ended Adrian Mannarino’s eight-match winning streak at the ATP 250 event with a 7-5, 7-5 victory on Saturday to book a championship match appointment with Dutch wild card Tim Van Rijthoven.

A feature of Medvedev’s performances this week in the Netherlands has been his ability to find a way to win even when struggling for rhythm. The win over Mannarino was again more solid than spectacular, but Medvedev will be delighted with the way he handled a genuine grass-court threat in the shape of the flat-hitting Frenchman.

“Adrian plays good and some games in this match I was like, OK, I can’t do anything,” said Medvedev in his on-court interview. “I had to just continue playing my tennis. He was unbelievable sometimes, missing sometimes, so I just continued my game and it managed to work today.”

Should Medvedev defeat No. 205-ranked Van Rijthoven in Sunday’s final, it will give the 26-year-old a double cause for celebration. Regardless of the result, he will reclaim the No. 1 spot in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings on Monday when rankings points from 2021 Roland Garros drop.

“Last time I saw him was in juniors,” said Medvedev. “Probably we saw each other last when we 18 years old and he was always playing good on grass, so I’m not surprised. It’s a surface where sometimes we have these sensations. He’s a great player so I’m ready for a big fight tomorrow.

“It would be great [to win] but it is never easy. I have to show my best tennis. Even if I lose, I have no regrets, but of course I will try my best. Every time you are in a final you want to win.”

Libema Open 2022 LIVE: Daniil Medvedev defeats Adrian Mannarino in semifinals of Libema Open, qualify for final

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