Daniil Medvedev -05- (RUS) def Grigor Dimitrov -78- (BUL)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.
Love him or hate him, Daniil Medvedev is a tremendous talent. Not only does the 23-year-old get to every ball, he rarely misses. He’s a concrete wall…with a bigger wingspan. And he’s fearlessly confident on the court. Ask Grigor Dimitrov.
Tonight, Medvedev earned his 50th win of the season and became the first Russian man to reach the US Open Final since Marat Safin in 2000. Sunday marks his 7th Final of 2019 (insane), and his first championship match at a Major.
NEXT:  Daniil Medvedev -05- (RUS) vs  Rafael Nadal -02- (ESP)
Semifinal Biography |  Daniil Medvedev -05- (RUS)
No other player has won more matches this season than this 23-year-old – and just last week, he cracked the ATP’s top-5 for the first time. Nearly unbeatable during the Summer’s US Open Series, he reached 3-consecutive Finals in Washington D.C., Montreal and Cincinnati…where he captured his first Masters and 5th career title. A 6-time Finalist this year, he’s won 2-titles, reached the Round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time at the Australian Open, defeated World #1 Novak Djokovic twice – in Monte Carlo and Cincinnati – and comes into today’s Semifinal on an 11-match win-streak. Making his Grand Slam Semifinal debut – From Russia, please welcome the #5 Player in the World, Daniil Medvedev.
▲ SF: def Grigor Dimitrov -78- (BUL) 76(5) 64 63
▲ QF: def  Stan Wawrinka -24- (SUI) 76(6) 63 36 61
▲ R4: def Dominik Koepfer -118- (GER) 36 63 62 76(2)
▲ R3: def Feliciano Lopez -61- (ESP) 76(1) 46 76(7) 64
▲ R2: def Hugo Dellien -84- (BOL) 63 75 57 63
▲ R1: def Prajnesh Gunneswaran -88- (IND) 64 61 62
Semifinal Biography | Grigor Dimitrov -78- (BUL)
On Tuesday night, this 28-year-old earned one of the biggest wins of his career – upsetting 5-time US Open Champion Roger Federer – and is through to the US Open Semifinals for the first time. The most successful Bulgarian man in the history of the sport – In 2014, he reached his first Grand Slam Semifinal at Wimbledon. 3-years-later, he reached the Semi’s at the Australian Open, won his first Masters-1000 title in Cincinnati, climbed to a career-high ranking of World #3, and captured the year-end championship in his ATP Finals debut. Competing in his 3rd Grand Slam Semifinal – From Bulgaria, please welcome Grigor Dimitrov.
▲ QF: def  Roger Federer -03- (SUI) 36 64 36 64 62
▲ R4: def Alex de Minaur -38- (AUS) 75 63 64
▲ R3: def [Q] Kamil Majchrzak -94- (POL) 75 76(8) 62
▲ R2: -WALKOVER- Borna Coric -12- (CRO)
▲ R1: def Andreas Seppi -77- (ITA) 61 67(2) 64 63
Head to Head
This was the third meeting between these two players. In 2017, Grigor Dimitrov won their first meeting in the Queens Club Quarterfinals. A month later, Daniil Medvedev won their second meeting in Washington D.C.’s Round of 16