Daniil Medvedev only needs one more win to successfully defend his title at the Erste Bank Open. After two three-set matches in a row, Medvedev eliminated the tournament's No. 4, Stefanos Tsitsipas, in the semifinals in 1:44 hours in two sets 6-4, 7-6 (6).
Medvedev, the No. 1 seed at the Erste Bank Open, had to fend off three break chances from Tsitsipas in the first set and in turn converted one of two opportunities that came his way. The one break was enough to win the set.
In the second set, Medvedev was untouchable when on serve, missed three break chances to decide the match early, but made up for it in the tiebreak.
In the final, Medvedev will meet the winner of the match between Andrey Rublev and Jannik Sinner.
In the final, Medvedev will face Italian Jannik Sinner, the tournament's No. 2. Sinner downed Andrey Rublev 7-5, 7-6 (5) in 1:49 hours to advance to the final of the Erste Bank Open for the first time. The Italian was already serving for the match in the second set, but conceded the rebreak. In the tiebreak Rublev was already ahead with a mini-break, but Sinner managed to turn the deciding game. On match point, Rublev helped out with a double fault.