Former finalist Daniil Medvedev accomplished the two hundredth match win of his profession within the early hours of Tuesday morning on the US Open. The second-seeded Russian swept previous 2013 semi-finalist Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 in slightly below two hours, however admitted he struggled bodily within the third set.
“It was very humid as we speak,” stated Medvedev, in an on-court interview. “The rating might sound simple, however we performed for 2 hours. The primary two units have been high-intensity. I used to be truly not that good bodily additionally within the third [set], however it’s higher once you’re two units up than two units down once you battle.”
Because the conclusion of Wimbledon, the 25-year-old has compiled a 12-2 match document, together with a fourth ATP Masters 1000 trophy on the Nationwide Financial institution Open Offered by Rogers (d. Opelka).
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Second seed Medvedev put stress on Gasquet from the Frenchman’s first service recreation, however solely secured the primary break within the tenth recreation. The 35-year-old Gasquet didn’t quit, and had Medvedev at 15/40 when the Russian served for the second set at 5-3. The third set was one-way site visitors, with Medvedev finishing his milestone victory shortly earlier than 1am native time together with his thirty seventh winner, a forehand down the road.
Medvedev, who struck 15 aces and received 36 of 41 first-service factors, memorably rallied from two units down versus Rafael Nadal earlier than falling in 5 units within the 2019 US Open ultimate. Final 12 months, he didn’t drop a set en path to the semi-finals (l. to Thiem).
He’ll subsequent play Germany’s Dominik Koepfer, who was a 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victor over French qualifier Quentin Halys. Following his victory over Gasquet, Medvedev spoke about his 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(2) win over Koepfer within the 2019 US Open fourth spherical, “I keep in mind it was a really robust match and all of the stadium was for him. He performed an unbelievable first set-and-a-half.”