Thiem forges semis battle with Medvedev


    NEW YORK. — Second seed Dominic Thiem delivered a sublime performance to dismantle Australian Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday and canter into the semifinals of the US Open.

    Thiem needed a little over two hours to record the win under the closed roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium despite being put under constant pressure by De Minaur, who is nicknamed “Demon” and known for his never-say-die attitude and speedy court coverage.

    Thiem will meet Russian Daniil Medvedev for a place in his fourth Grand Slam final.

    Medvedev continued his march towards a first Grand Slam title, powering into the semifinals with a clinical 7-6(6), 6-3, 7-6(5) victory over childhood friend Andrey Rublev.

    The first Russian duo in the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam since Igor Andreev and Nikolay Davydenko at Roland Garros in 2007, Medvedev showed no fear during a ruthless display that sent him through to the last four without losing a set.