Daniil Medvedev def Stan Wawrinka

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Daniil Medvedev Quarterfinal
Announcer Andy Taylor | The Voice of the US Open | Photo: Garrett Ellwood USTA

[5] Daniil Medvedev -05- (RUS) def [23] Stan Wawrinka -24- (SUI)

Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.

Daniil Medvedev extends the win streak to 11. With a cramping left quadricept, he took-out 2016 US Open Champion Stan Wawrinka in four sets. In Ashe, the bellicose Russian found fans indifferent, rather than hostile. His previous two victories in Louis Armstrong Stadium included some memorable, sarcastic exchanges with fans…and a middle finger.

Like him or not, the dude’s a solid player. Two weeks ago, he won his first Masters-1000 title in Cincinnati, dispatching David Goffin in the championship match. The week before that, he fell to Rafael Nadal in Montreal’s Final. The week before that? Nick Kyrgios beat him in the Washington D.C. Final. This year he’s reached 6 Finals, won 2 titles, and owns more match victories in 2019 than any other player on Tour.

When you play deep into every tournament, who needs to book a practice court? He’ll simply rest-up for either Federer or Dimitrov…and his first career Grand Slam Semifinal.

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Daniil Medvedev Quarterfinal Match Recap

NEXT: Grigor Dimitrov -78- (BUL) or [3] Roger Federer -03- (SUI) vs [5] Daniil Medvedev -05- (RUS)

Quarterfinal Biography | [5] 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, and defeated World #1 Novak Djokovic twice – in Monte Carlo and Cincinnati. Competing in his 3rd US Open – last year he upset World #15 Stephanos Tsitsipas to reach Round 3. Making his Grand Slam Quarterfinal debut – From Russia, please welcome the #5 Player in the World, Daniil Medvedev.

▲ QF: def [23] 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

Quarterfinal Biography | [23] Stan Wawrinka -24- (SUI)

3-years-ago, he captured his 3rd Grand Slam title right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium. He earned his first Major at the 2014 Australian Open; and a year later, lifted the trophy at Roland Garros. Ranked as high as World #3, he is an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Davis Cup Champion, owns 16 career Singles titles, has earned a spot in the year-end ATP Finals 4-times – and earlier this year in Rotterdam, reached his 29th career Tour-level Final. Competing in his 14th US Open, from Switzerland – Please welcome 2016 Champion, Stan Wawrinka.

▲ R4: def [1] Novak Djokovic -01- (SRB) 64 75 21 RET
▲ R3: def [LL] Paolo Lorenzi -135- (ITA) 64 76(9) 76(4)
▲ R2: def Jeremy Chardy -74- (FRA) 64 63 67(3) 63
▲ R1: def Jannik Sinner -137- (ITA) 63 76(4) 46 63

Head to Head

These two have met once before. Daniil Medvedev won that match 2-years-ago in Wimbledon’s 1st-Round.

At the time, Wawrinka was the World #3. This was the last match Wawrinka played before taking 6-months off to undergo surgery on his left knee.