Danil Medvedev continued his winning streak. Frances Tiafoe to reach its first BNP Paribas Open final in Indian wells.

The old world’s number one player came to the California desert, winning back-to-back tournaments. Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai and has impressively maintained this form.

American Tiafoe saved seven game points in the first semi-final with a lively finish, but ended up losing 7-5 7-6 (4) while Medvedev won 19 consecutive wins.

The Russian player, who injured his ankle and thumb by falling in his last two games, broke the serve in the 11th match of the opening set and took another break in the second set and took firm steps towards victory.

Tiafoe was holding on as she saved three game points by serving 3-5. This seemed to delay the inevitable, but Medvedev tightened up and failed to serve twice, from 40-0 to 6-5.

The crowd roared at the American star and he was back at 4-5, trailing 1-5 in the tie-break until Medvedev finally crossed the line.