Second seed Daniil Medvedev further strengthened his title credentials Tuesday at the US Open, where he overcame qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 to reach his third consecutive semi-final in New York.
The Russian, who captured his 200th career win in the first-round victory against Richard Gasquet, had not dropped a set. Leylah Fernandez produced another fearless performance to beat Elina Svitolina and set up a US Open semi-final with Aryna Sabalenka.
Canada's Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday, showed all of her devastating power to win a tense tie-break 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5) in New York. Svitolina, 26, had overturned a 5-2 deficit in the third but could not stop Fernandez's thrilling, powerful play.Second seed Sabalenka dominated French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova 6-1 6-4.