Carlos Alcaraz vs Daniil Medvedev live: Score and latest US Open semi-final updates

Hello and welcome to coverage of the second men’s semi-final as Carlos Alcaraz takes on Daniil Medvedev.

This is a meeting of the past two champions in New York with the winner knowing they will face Novak Djokovic in the final.

The tennis world is expecting a showdown between Djokovic and Alcaraz but Medvedev is more than capable of ending those hopes. Nevertheless, the Russian says he knows he faces a very tough task this evening.

“I would say what makes Carlos that difficult is just that he has every shot,” he said. “He has extra power to other players. So it’s true many players probably I would go with 97 per cent, it’s tough for them to hit the ball through me, like I’m always there, always running, always trying to get it back.

“He can do it just because he has this power, we see it 100 mile forehand winner and stuff like this. Some players, even if we try, we cannot do it.

“So that’s one thing he’s good from forehand, backhand, he can slice, dropshot. So he has every shot in the game. But again, tennis, you can always beat players. People beat Novak. People even beat Rafa on clay, which is almost impossible but some players do.

“It’s the same about Carlos. Every time I will be playing against him I want to try to win, so I said it one time already, I need to serve better than I did the previous matches. I need to serve on the line if I need to. I need to put my shots on the line and stuff like this. I need to be there 100 per cent of the time and be better.”

Alcaraz has a winning record against Medvedev and demolished him on the way to winning Wimbledon in July. And the Spaniard admits his game is well suited to playing him.

“The last matches that I played against Daniil I played a tactical game played perfectly,” he said. “You know, I did pretty well all the things that I had to do against him, so I think my game suits pretty well against that type of opponent, you know, like Daniil.

“So I gonna try to do the same things that I did, for example, in Indian Wells and in Wimbledon, and hopefully to get the win and play the same level that I played in that matches.”

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