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Serbian Novak Djokovic, number one in the ATP ranking, was eliminated this Saturday by Russian Daniil Medvedev in the semifinal match of the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Medvedev got rid of Djokovic, the first favorite of the tournament, in three sets with scores of 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and at the end of Sunday he will meet the Belgian David Goffin , who previously beat the Frenchman Richard Gasquet in two sets of 6-3 and 6-4.
The Russian recovered from a first adverse set to finally break the world number one thanks to his powerful serve, through which he achieved 16 aces, in addition to breaking the Serbian service three times.
Medvedev comes from eliminating his countryman Andrey Rublev in the quarter with a 6-3 and 6-4 win, while Djokovic did it on Frenchman Lucas Pouille 7-6 (7/2), 6-1.
The Russian, who now leads the ATP circuit with 30 hard track wins this season, will play for the title.
Both Djokovic, who was the defending champion, and Medvedev, had reached the semifinals without losing a set.
For Medvedev it will also be his second Masters 1000 final in eight days, after losing to Rafael Nadal in the Montreal title game last Sunday.
The previous week, the 23-year-old also played the Washington final, losing to Australia's Nick Kyrgios.
Djokovic seemed to have the contest under control, but had no response when Medvedev increased the pressure in the second set.
"I don't know how I turned it around, I was so tired after the first set and I thought I couldn't keep up the intensity," said Medvedev. "But I had a boost opportunity in the second set and the crowd gave me energy," the Russian finished.
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