Sinner Swallows Up Medvedev, Will Meet Dimitrov For Miami Masters Title

by Staff | March 29th, 2024, 11:06 pm
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Jannik Sinner continued his mastery over Daniil Medvedev trouncing the defending champion 6-1, 6-2 Friday afternoon at the Miami Masters.

The 69-minute rout saw Medvedev once again try to change things up but simply nothing works anymore for the Russian against Sinner. Medvedev had won their first six meetings — including the 2023 Miami final — but Sinner has since taken the last five.

“He made a lot of mistakes, which he usually doesn’t make,” Sinner said. “I just took the chance. I was expecting a really tough match. If he breaks me in the first set or in the second set, it’s already very different.”

While Medvedev still has never defended a tour title, Sinner improves to 21-1 on the season as he reaches his third Miami Open final, and he’ll seek a second Masters title Sunday against the surprising Grigor Dimitrov.

Dimitrov continued his late-career resurgence outlasting Alexander Zverev in three sets 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-4 to advance to his first Miami Masters final, and his second final at this level after winning 2017 Cincinnati.

“It was like a dogfight on both ends,” said Dimitrov. “I think we really went at each other, especially after that first set, I felt like he upped his game a little bit and he was very, very strong throughout the whole second set and even in the tie-break. He was constantly putting a lot of pressure on me.

“And then in the third set, he had one [break] chance. I served good and then I stayed and I kept on going after my shots. I think in the end, I played with a little bit more authority and was moving the ball very well.”

Sinner and Dimitrov have met three times with Sinner taken two with both coming late last year. The wins the second Masters title becomes a new Miami Open champion.

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