2.36pm – Medvedev remains ahead in the first set
Medvedev is very precise in these early stages of the match. The Russian finds corners very easily, always forcing Sinner to chase. He holds serve and leads 4-3 in the first set. Now to Janek’s service.
2.29pm – Medvedev breaks, Sinner responds
Spacers and counterspaces. Medvedev was surgically opened in the fourth game. Yannick responds and breaks the Russian at zero on the next serve. We’re still on serve, 3-2 to Medvedev.
2.19pm – Medvedev leads 2-1 in the first set
Medvedev misses a very easy pass at 30-30, then a forehand combination: Siner holds at 30. Then the Russian holds at zero and goes ahead again, leading 2-1 in the first set.
2.13pm – The match begins, Medvedev holds serve
They started with Medvedev’s serve: the Russian maintained his serve advantage, awarding no break points. Now to the service of the sinner.
The players take to the court: We will soon begin with the ATP 500 final in Vienna between Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner, the tournament’s top two seeds.
2.10pm – Final with former Black Medvedev
(Gaya Picardie) Today’s Vienna final brings him back to face former black player Daniil Medvedev, twenty-five days after his victory in Beijing. The confirmation of the Russian will be a balm for the Master 1000 showdown in Paris, starting on Monday (a very delicious first round of the doubles Siner-Wawrinka vs. Djokovic-Kemanovic), after Vienna which, whatever its end, will be remembered as another milestone in the career of the Red Baron.
1.58pm – Semi-final with Rublev
(Gaya Picardie) The semi-final belongs to Yannick (7-5, 7-6) because he knows how to manage the twists and turns in a dense and mirrored match. Like a veteran, Blue does not reach the huge proportions in the previous rounds (more than 80% of the first balls on the field, for the first time in his career ) But he keeps the effectiveness of his shots and the productivity of his response high: the break in the first shot is immediately restored and returned to Rublev, in the throes of a hysterical crisis, the one that appeared in the second leading to a tie-break, which the tired and frustrated Russian conceded to his opponent with a fatal double fault (7- 5). It’s proof that this exponentially growing pacesetter (blessed with a block of work after the US Open, favorite over Davis’ group) can’t help but fear a top-three finish.
1.47pm – The New Sinner
(Gaya Picardie) New Sinner experiences in Vienna: rematch with Shilton, serve and volley with Sonego (11th derby in total), personality test with Tiafoe, ability to respond to lapses (4 break points out of 6 saved) with Andrey Rublev, the Russian who He is followed in the classification (No. 4 vs. No. 5) and he tried to raise the wall by hitting balls from the blue.
1.44pm – The Sinner, Season 6 finale
For Jannik Sinner, today is the sixth final of the season (three wins for Montpellier, Toronto and Beijing).
1.23pm – Compete for third place in the standings
ATP No. 3 Medvedev is the target to beat to make another leap forward in the blue rankings. Which is something that can’t happen this year (they are separated by nearly 2,000 points, which is too many to recover), but might be possible next year if Jannik gets off to a great start at the Australian Open.
1.16pm – Waiting for the final
“Reaching the final here means a lot, and it is always important to be able to play against Medvedev again,” explains Jannik Sinner in his eighth career match against Daniil Medvedev. Success in Beijing in the final, the first of his career against Moscow, completed a week in which he reached a best ranking of No. 4, equaling the best position for an Italian in the Adriano Panatta Open era. “It doesn’t matter who won last time, the conditions here are different than in Beijing. “He beat me here last year quite easily, let’s hope it’s a good match this time,” added Sinner, who recalls the 6-4, 6-2 defeat in 2022 at Wiener Stadtthal. However, after Rublev’s clear semi-final win at the hands of the Italian, expectations are now balanced.
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