After his victory over Pablo Carreno Busta, then against Nick Kyrgios, each time in five innings, Khachanov competed in his first Grand Chelem semi-final at 26 years old.
For his part, Ruud, no world world and decisive winner against Matteo Berrettini in the previous round, began the meeting in pursuit of his second Grand Chelem final of the season, after that obtained in Roland Garros.
From the outset, the match suggested a marathon duel, the second point in the match concluded after a long exchange to the advantage of Ruud. M Ais it is mainly the service breakdown that marked the initial round, high in twists and turns.
The Norwegian first managed to break his opponent from the second game, but Khachanv immediately responded in turn from the next game, before bringing the scoring to 2-2 with a winning forehand when he was at the service .
Khachanov then took control of the commitment to the seventh game, taking advantage of a direct fault to break the Ruud service, annoyed in the background by the power and the tenacity of the 31st in the world during each exchange.
The same scenario was repeated from the next game, Ruud going to blow to bring the opponents back to 4-4. The Channel finally ended in equality break, after a river exchange which gave full view to amateurs.
After the break, Ruud took advantage of Khachanov’s direct faults to save himself with a second one -way round. The duel was more raised in the third act, won 7-5 by Khachanov, more daring in the net and in full control in the service. He completed 15 A S during the match.
The ors of the fourth round, R Uud quickly led to the score, with a breakage against Khachanv in the third and fifth games, on the way to the victory.
The Norwegian won 83 % of the points on his first service balls.
With his ticket in his pocket for the final of the United States internationals, Ruud could become no 1 of the circuit at the end of this tournament … provided you do better than Carlos Alcaraz, who plays the other semi-final against Frances Tiafoe later Friday.