ATP St. Petersburg: Daniil Medvedev thumps Borna Coric, extending great run

Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev

Medvedev will face Egor Gerasimov in the last four, with the qualifier having upset the odds to stun No.3 seed Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3).

Daniil Medvedev strolled to a sixth career title as he defeated Borna Coric 6-3 6-1 in the final of the St Petersburg Open. Medvedev, who broke in the 11th game of the opener went on to close the match after 91 minutes after he broke again in the 11th game, a while after the two players exchanged breaks midway through the second set. The players also met at the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in 2017, a matchup Coric won in four sets.

Coric won his quarterfinal 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 against Casper Ruud, who had not won a tour-level match indoors until this week.

Medvedev's good run of form since a third round defeat at Wimbledon has helped him reach finals in Washington, Montreal, Cincinnati and the U.S. Open, where he lost in five sets to Spaniard Rafa Nadal. Just two weeks after reaching the final at the US Open and that thrilling clash with Rafael Nadal, Medvedev competed in front of the home fans in St. On Sunday, he'll be back in another final, trying to become the first Russian to win the St. Petersburg Open title since Mikhail Youzhny in 2004.