Lajovic Defeats Medvedev To Reach Monte Carlo Final

Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic reacts after he hit a return to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev during the semi-final tennis match of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament in Monaco on April 20, 2019. VALERY HACHE / AFP

 

Dusan Lajovic beat Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final.

The 48th-ranked Serb – appearing in his first ATP final – will face the winner from the other semi-final between 11-time champion Rafael Nadal and Italy’s 13th seed Fabio Fognini.

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Lajovic won the last six game of the opening set after trailing 5-1 in a swirling wind as he overhauled his 10th-seeded Russian opponent.