Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, returns a shot against Frances Tiafoe,...

Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, returns a shot against Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, during a semifinal match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Indian Wells, Calif. Credit: AP/Mark J. Terrill

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Daniil Medvedev defeated Frances Tiafoe 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Saturday for his 19th consecutive match victory of the year and a berth in the BNP Paribas Open final.

Medvedev will play for the title Sunday against the winner of the other semifinal between top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz or No. 11 seed Jannik Sinner.

Medvedev, the fifth seed, has dominated Tiafoe, winning all five of their career meetings, including 12 of 13 sets in the process.

Medvedev's winning streak dates to his title run in Rotterdam in February. He then won tournaments in Doha and Dubai. Now, the 2021 U.S. Open champion and former world No. 1 is in position to add another one.

Medvedev has proven resilient during the 12-day tournament in the Southern California desert. He overcame a badly twisted ankle and a cut thumb in two straight matches to power through to the final.

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won the women’s doubles title with a 6-1, 6-7 (3), 10-7 victory over Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil and Laura Siegemund of Germany.

The Czech duo improved to 11-0 this year, having won the Australian Open championship in January. They split $436,730 in prize money.

Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, serves to Daniil Medvedev,...

Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, serves to Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during a semifinal match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Indian Wells, Calif. Credit: AP/Mark J. Terrill

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