Miomir Kecmanovic, Cameron Norrie, and Daniil Medvedev Reached the Semi-Finals at the ATP Event in Los Cabos
Earlier this month, tennis players Miomir Kecmanovic, Cameron Norrie, and Daniil Medvedev all advanced to the semi-finals of the atp event in Los Cabos. All three are currently ranked in the top 10 in their respective singles rankings.
ATP World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev reached the semi-finals of the ATP event in Los Cabos, Mexico. In doing so, he snapped a five-match losing streak in finals. His first ATP title of the year was his 14th tour-level trophy. He will now face Cam Norrie in the final.
Daniil Medvedev has been one of the most successful hardcourt players since the start of 2019. He has won 13 ATP tournaments, including three Grand Slams, and is currently atop the ATP rankings. He will remain at the top of the rankings until at least the end of the US Open.
In his opening round match at the ATP event in Los Cabos, Daniil Medvedev defeated Australian qualifier Rinky Hijikata. He won 6-2, 6-2 and smashed in five aces. He stayed on attack to build a 3-0 lead in the second set. After a break for 5-3, he pushed on to win eight straight games. He was also able to secure a second break in the tiebreaker. He was able to close out the match after an hour and 23 minutes.
During his career, Cameron Norrie has reached the semifinals in four ATP events. He is currently ranked 12th in the world and is poised to move up to the top nine.
At the start of last season, Norrie was ranked just 74th in the world. He was given a bye into the second round at the Los Cabos Open. He was also named an alternate for the 2021 Laver Cup. He has since been coached by James Trotman, David Roditi, and Devin Bowen. He was the runner-up at the BB&T Atlanta Open in April and the semifinalist at the Masters tournament in Montreal. He defeated world No. 6 Dominic Thiem, world No. 13 Denis Shapovalov, and world No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Norrie had a successful opening-round run at the US Open in 2020, beating Diego Schwartzman and Tennys Sandgren before losing to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. He then reached the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters, winning a three-set match against Nikoloz Basilashvili.
ATP World Number One Daniil Medvedev won the Los Cabos Open and will defend his title at the US Open next month. He beat Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis in the quarterfinals, while Miomir Kecmanovic reached the semis. Both players will face off in the final, with Medvedev expected to win.
The last time these two met was at the French Open, where Medvedev won 6-2, 6-2. They also faced off in the final of the Austrian Open in Kitzbuhel, with Medvedev winning 6-2, 6-4. Both players have an outstanding serve, but Medvedev has been able to handle bigger hitters.
Kecmanovic is also a very solid server, but has just one drop. He has a 3-11 record against top-10 players.
He has also won two Challenger titles this season. He received a wildcard for the qualifying draw of the Istanbul Open. He won his first match of the season in Dubai and then went on to win two matches in China.
Despite missing the opening season of the Australian Open with a COVID-19 violation, Jenson Brooksby is now one of six Americans playing on Day 2 at the Los Cabos Open. The event is part of the 250 series of the 2022 ATP Tour.
In his third tournament since a run to the semis at Wimbledon, Brooksby defeated former top-10 player Kevin Anderson and former World No. 6 Alex de Minaur. Brooksby is now 20 years old and became the second-youngest ATP Tour finalist in 45-years of tournament history. He will face Marcos Giron in the semis.
Cameron Norrie is the only other American to reach the semis of a major tournament this year, beating Kaichi Uchida and Yunseong Chung in the quarters of the Korea Open. Norrie has yet to advance past the second round in Canada. He will play former World No. 7 Fernando Verdasco in the second round.
Brandon Nakashima is a rising star on the ATP Tour, reaching back-to-back ATP Tour finals in 2021. He also reached the semis at Wimbledon, and will face World No. 4 Alexander Zverev in the round of 32. Currently, he is eighth in the ATP Race to Milan. He has a chance to break into the top-ten for the first time, but he needs to beat Frances Tiafoe in the round of 16 to improve his chances of securing a spot in the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.