Daniil Medvedev reaches Indian Wells final after beating Frances Tiafoe | Daniel Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev continued his winning streak by defeating Frances Tiafoe to reach his first BNP Paribas Open final in Indian Wells.

The former world No. 1 arrived in the California desert after winning successive tournaments in Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai and he has maintained that form impressively.

American Tiafoe saved seven match points in a spirited end to the first semi-final but eventually lost 7-5, 7-6(4) as Medvedev secured 19 straight wins.

The Russian, who injured his ankle and thumb in falls in his last two matches, broke serve in the 11th game of the first set and looked set to win with another break to start the second .

Tiafoe, who knocked out Britain’s Cameron Norrie in the quarter-finals, held on as he saved three match points by serving at 3-5. It seemed to delay the inevitable, but Medvedev tightened up and failed to serve him twice, including from 40-0 to 6-5.

The crowd roared for the American, and he fought from 1-5 in the tie-break to 4-5 before Medvedev finally crossed the line.

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Medvedev will face the winner of the second semi-final, between top seed Carlos Alcaraz and 11th seed Jannik Sinner, which took place on Saturday night.

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