Fifth seed Daniil Medvedev reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-final following the Russian downed 2016 winner Stan Wawrinka at the US Open in four places.
Medvedev continued to enjoy his role as the protagonist of this tournament by rapping Wawrinka on Arthur Ashe 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 3-6 6-1 on Tuesday.
The Russian, who caused 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 with up with the winner of the game between five-time champion Roger Federer and also unseeded Grigor Dimitrov.
Medvedev had his left leg treated in the first group but played to become the youngest semi-finalist in New York because Novak Djokovic at 2010.
The 23-year-old struck on 35 winners, 11 specialists and won four of eight split points since he wrapped up the win in 2 hours and 34 minutes.
The 23-year-old’s goading of this audience within his on-court interviews was a characteristic of the championship, and he reasoned that his latest one by saying:”So many men and women support me, so a lot of folks don’t like me personally.
“I will only say, I try to be myself men. I have to say, sorry guys, and thank you!”
Medvedev clarified his injury problems, showing he felt he might not be able to finish the match.
He explained:”The game was really peculiar. I had major pain in my quadriceps and that I didn’t feel I could continue at the set.
“I’m very strange about this game but I am happy to be in my first major semi-final.
“Before the game I was feeling perfect, and all these tapes were to get protection.
“From the first game of this match I pulled my quadriceps. I needed a painkiller and from the set I had been feeling normal.
“I’ll find out how I feel in the morning and try my very best to be fit to the semis.”

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