ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev is eyeing his 5th ultimate in two months after beating fellow Russian Andrei Rublev 6-4, 7-Five on Friday within the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open.

In his first event since shedding the U.S. Open ultimate to Rafael Nadal, the No. 5-ranked Medvedev will play a semifinal Saturday towards Belarusian qualifier Egor Gerasimov, who beat Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3).

Prior to the U.S. Open, Medvedev reached 3 excursion finals in August, successful in Cincinnati however shedding in Washington, D.C., and Montreal.

Borna Coric, seeded fourth in St. Petersburg, faces qualifier Joao Sousa within the different semifinal.

Coric gained his quarterfinal 3-6, 7-5, 6-Three towards Casper Ruud, who had no longer gained a tour-level fit indoors till this week.

Sousa disappointed 2010 St. Petersburg champion Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6 (8), 6-2.


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