Lajovic reaches maiden Masters final in Monte Carlo


Tennis – ATP 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 20, 2019 Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic in action during his match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) – Serbian Dusan Lajovic reached his first Masters final when he mastered windy conditions to beat Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-1 in Monte Carlo on Saturday.

Lajovic, who will take on either 11-times champion Rafa Nadal of Spain or Italian Fabio Fognini, trailed 3-0 in the opening set before going through the gears.

The 10th-seeded Medvedev could not hold the pace as whirlwinds swept across center court at the Monte Carlo Country Club.

Lajovic quickly moved 4-0 up in the second set against a frustrated opponent, who bowed out on the second match point.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon

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