Cincinnati Masters: Madison Keys and Daniil Medvedev win respective honors
The Cincinnati Masters finally came to an end with two surprise winners in the men's and women's singles event respectively. Madison Keys won the women's singles title after beating veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets. In the men's section, Daniil Medvedev, who beat Novak Djokovic in the semis, emerged as a winner. Here are the key details.
Keys was involved in a thriller against Kuznetsova and managed to win a close battle 7-5 7-6 (7-5). This was her second title of the season. The 18th ranked player will also move back to the top 10 after this stupendous victory. Keys recovered twice from 5-3 down to claim victory. This will serve as a huge boost ahead of the US Open.
Keys stated that she is pleased with herself. "I think I have known what I need to do in order to play good tennis. It's more how to put that all together and how to keep my emotions in check the entire time. I thought I did a good job of that this week," said Keys after a superb victory.
Medvedev continued his supreme form to overcome Belgium's David Goffin 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 to win his first ATP Masters 1,000 title. The win will help the player be the new world number five on Monday in the ATP rankings. The Russian was praised by Novak Djokovic earlier, who felt that he is in the mix for the US Open. It's a huge moment.
"He's working his way to the top 5 of the world. He's definitely one of the best players at this moment. He deserves to be in the contention for the championship in New York. But again, it's best of five," said Djokovic. "I've been playing tennis for so long in a row. I just need to stay in the bed," claimed Medvedev after victory.