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Dubai Open: Medvedev sets up Djokovic blockbuster in semi-finals scoring 21 points in a row against Coric!!

The Russian took his win streak to 12 matches with a confident win over Borna Coric

Daniil Medvedev Dubai QF AI/Reuters/Panoramic
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships •Quarter-final • completed
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Russian Daniil Medvedev, the No 3 seed, beat Croat Borna Coric, the No 8 seed, 6-3, 6-2 to move into the last four of the Dubai Open at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre on Thursday evening.

Coric led by a break at 2-1 in the second set but Medvedev reeled off the last 21 consecutive points to seal victory and set up a clash with world No 1 Novak Djokovic in the semis.

Medvedev’s win was his 12th in a row, having won the title in both Rotterdam and Doha in the past two weeks.

The Russian won against Italian lucky loser Matteo Arnaldi (6-4, 6-2) and Kazakh Alexander Bublik (6-4, 6-2) in the previous rounds of the Dubai tournament.

Earlier in the tournament, Coric, ranked No 20, benefited from the abandonment of Daniel Evans (2-2) and edged out Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis (6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-5).

Dubai ATP500, other quarter-finals results (Aviation Club Tennis Centre, hard, USD 2.855.495, most recent results first):

  • Novak Djokovic beat Hubert Hurkacz (5): 6-3, 7-5
  • Andrey Rublev (2) beat Botic van de Zandschulp: 6-3, 7-6 (3)
  • Alexander Zverev (7) beat Lorenzo Sonego: 7-5, 6-4
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