Daniil Medvedev beats Novak Djokovic to reach his first Masters final

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Medvedev, who also beat Djokovic at Monte Carlo in April, will play Belgium's David Goffin in the final on Sunday, with the victor set to claim their first-ever Masters title.

The ninth-seeded Russian finished with an ace after saving break points in the final game, lifting a first Masters 1000 trophy after settling for runner-up finishes to Nick Kyrgios in Washington and Rafael Nadal in Montreal last weekend.

Djokovic will now turn his attention to the US Open, which begins on 26 August - and the Serb was full of praise for his opponent.

World No 19 Goffin, who beat Medvedev in the third round at Wimbledon earlier this year, is chasing a first title since 2017 and stands on the brink of the biggest title of his career having won his first Masters semi-final in five attempts.

Djokovic appeared to have the contest under control, but had no answer when Medvedev stepped up the pressure in the second set.

"Today I did lose a tennis match, but I didn't do too much wrong", he said.

"I didn't play for six months, so it's great to be back here and reaching the semi-finals aged 33", Gasquet told ESPN in an on-court interview.

"I'm really happy", said Goffin. "So I'll take that and I'll move forward to NY and have a good practice week".

Keys won the battle of the Americans against Sofia Kenin running out a 7-5 6-4 victor in their semi-final.

Instead, the triumph by 34-year-old Kuznetsova leaves injured Naomi Osaka atop the rankings with the US Open looming.

Barty, who had rallied from a set down in each of her previous two matches, was off the boil against Kuznetsova, who is back on form after several seasons of injuries, including a wrist problem. At times I played some pretty very bad stuff.

"It was nearly a day off, so I was fresh and physically 100 percent today to play against Richard", the Belgian said.

Their two head-to-head matches - both this year - have seen struggles on serve, with both players winning around 61% of service points across the two matches, so I wouldn't expect a particularly serve-orientated match, even in relatively quick conditions.

"I've learned a lot from this week, and there are nothing but positives going into NY", she said.

She earned match points with a flick volley victor angled steeply cross-court and amazed herself with the get.

After his full-on post-Wimbledon schedule, the victor admitted: "I'm so exhausted, I nearly can't talk now".