”I could not have dreamt of [this] at one point,” Medvedev said in his on-court interview. “With Masters, with Novak [Djokovic] and Rafael [Nadal] playing, it seemed like an untouchable achievement. Now I have four wins in five finals, which is a good score. I am just happy. I want to achieve more. I am really happy I achieved this in Canada.” The crucial moment came at 2:1* (40/0) for Opelka  in the opener after two consecutive double faults: Medvedev  saved the first BP with a rally, another two with good serves and broke in the following game with a backhand return winner standing 5-6 meters behind the baseline. Opelka tried to keep high percentage of the first serve and applied serve-and-volley tactics as an element of surprise, but Medvedev had answers to that and defeated a second giant in a row (the tallest semifinal line-up in ATP history, 202 cm).
Medvedev’s route to his 12th title:
2 Alexander Bublik 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
3 James Duckworth 6-2, 6-4
Q Hubert Hurkacz 2-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5)
S John Isner 6-2, 6-2
W Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-3
Serve & volley: Medvedev 0, Opelka 3/8
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