Last year’s US Open runner-up Daniil Medvedev saw off fellow Russian Andrey Rublev in straight sets to reach the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows.
The third seed won 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 7-6 (7-5) to set up a meeting with second seed Dominic Thiem or Alex de Minaur.
Medvedev, who was beaten by Rafael Nadal in the 2019 final, was dominant on Arthur Ashe Stadium despite needing a medical timeout in the final set.
It means the 24-year-old is yet to drop a set in New York this year.
“It was a very tactical game and I am very happy to go through,” he said.
With Swiss great Roger Federer and Nadal absent from New York and the other member of the “big three”, Novak Djokovic, disqualified, Medvedev will join a semi-final line-up that is without a Grand Slam title between them.
They will all be hoping to become the first new winner of a men’s Slam since Marin Cilic won the US Open in 2014. (BBC)