The World No. 7 maintained his strong start to the 2023 campaign on Friday at the Adelaide International 1, defeating Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the ATP 250 event's semi-finals.
In his first tour-level matchup with Khachanov since 2019, the third-seeded Medvedev put up a commanding quarterfinal effort after surviving two break points from 15/40 to hold in his first serve game.
He won four games in a row from 2-3 to win the first set. After being broken early in the second set, he did not panic and rattled off five straight games from 1-3 to win easily in 78 minutes. Medvedev is yet to drop a set this week in Adelaide, where he moved past Lorenzo Sonego and Miomir Kecmanovic in his opening two rounds.