Daniil Medvedev (27, Russia), ranked 5th in the world, is gaining momentum by winning four ATP Tour singles championships this year. His performance on hard courts is amazing. However, it is still not powerful on clay courts where the ball bounces relatively slowly.
In the quarterfinals of the 2023 Rolex Monte Carlo Masters singles, the APT Masters 1000 series held on the clay court in Monte Carlo from the 9th, Medvedev, ranked 5th in the world, defeated 9th place Holger Rune (20, Denmark) 0-2 in 1 hour and 17 minutes ( 3-6, 4-6) and was eliminated.
However, after the game, Medvedev said about the performance of this tournament, the first event of the clay court season, “It was not bad. He beat good players on clay courts. It was magic that beat Tverev last night.”
Still, he said, “It was very difficult on clay. It’s not easy to win in a game like this.” He won a tough come-from-behind 2-1 (3-6, 7-5, 7-6 <9-7>) against Alexander Tsverev in the round of 16. The 2nd and 3rd sets were all close matches leading to the tiebreak.카지노사이트
The ATP Tour gave a positive review, saying “Medvedev is not shy about his preference for hardcourts over clay and is valuing his performance at the Monte Carlo Masters this week.”
Medvedev is 31-4 this season. He said, “Lune did very well. I could have played better, but back to clay, I’m not comfortable with him on clay.”
“If you hit the ball flat on a clay court, that doesn’t work particularly well with good players, so I’m trying to change direction or give it a little more spin,” Medvedev confided.
“My match against Rune wasn’t that bad. It feels good on hard courts, not as good on clay courts. I don’t know if I can change that, but I’ll try. If one day I can be Clay’s monster, I’m happy.”
In the final of this tournament, Rune competed for the championship with Andrei Rublev (25, Russia), who ranked sixth in the world. In the semifinals on the 15th, Rune beat 8th ranked Yannick Sinner (22, Italy) 2-1 (1-6, 7-5, 7-5), and Rublev defeated 10th ranked Taylor Fritz (26, USA) by 2. -1 (5-7, 6-1, 6-3) respectively. firstname.lastname@example.org카지노사이트