Medvedev v Coric in ATP St Petersburg final

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Danill Medvedev is into his fifth consecutive final, where he will face a resurgent Borna Coric for the ATP St Petersburg title.

Russian Daniil Medvedev will face Borna Coric in the ATP St Petersburg Open final after beating Egor Gerasimov 7-5 7-5 in the semifinals.

Medvedev reached his fifth straight final in St Petersburg, continuing his strong form after reaching the final of the US Open.

Prior to that he also reached finals in Washington DC and Montreal before winning the ATP Masters title in Cincinnati.

It is a run that has lifted him to fourth in the ATP rankings.

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The top-seeded Russian beat Gerasimov in front of his home crowd on Saturday and will next face Coric in Sunday’s final.

“I’m extremely happy to be in my first final in my home country,” Medvedev told atptour.com.

“I came here to try to win the tournament, that’s what I’m doing… I’m looking forward to [the final]. Tough opponent, and hopefully a great fight tomorrow.”

Fourth-seeded Coric beat Joao Sousa 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 to reach his first final since losing to Novak Djokovic in Shanghai 11 months ago.

Coric recently withdrew prior to his second-round match at the US Open, citing a back injury.

Coric leads 4-1 in matches with Medvedev and won all of their four previous matches on hard courts, the surface used in St. Petersburg.

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