INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Daniil Medvedev defeated Frances Tiafoe 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Saturday for his 19th straight match win of the year and a berth in the BNP Paribas Open final.
Medvedev will play for the title on Sunday against the winner of the other semi-final between top seed Carlos Alcaraz or No. 11 seed Jannik Sinner.
Medvedev, the fifth seed, has dominated Tiafoe, winning all five encounters of his career, including 12 from 13 sets in the process.
Medvedev’s winning streak dates back to his title run in Rotterdam in February. He then won tournaments in Doha and Dubai. Now the 2021 US Open champion and former world No. 1 is able to add another.
Medvedev showed resilience during the 12-day tournament in the Southern California desert. He overcame a badly twisted ankle and a severed thumb in two straight games to advance to the final.
Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova clinched the women’s doubles title with a 6-1, 6-7(3), 10-7 win over Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil and Laura Siegemund of Germany.
The Czech duo improved to 11-0 this year, having won the Australian Open championship in January. They split $436,730 in prize money.
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