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Who stops Medvedev?

15 February 2019
Who stops Medvedev?

Daniil Medvedev is on a roll, because the 23-year-old Russian won seven matches in a row. After his tournament victory last Sunday in Sofia, he continued the series of victories during the 46th edition of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. Medvedev booked a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the 2017 tournament winner. "I did not really play that well," said Medvedev, who had to start in the qualifying in Rotterdam last year and is now placed as the fifth player.

"It was a rough start for both of us, but maybe it was because we have played a lot of matches lately. I won, that counts." Daniil Medvedev has the sixteenth place on the world ranking as the highest ranking, but with his half-finals place in Rotterdam, the chances increase to improve that ranking. In the semifinals Medvedev plays against an old acquaintance: Gäel Monfils.

They played together in the semi-final battle in Sofia last week with the Russian as the winner in two sets. Another striking detail is that Medvedev has won his last fourteen sets. "The conditions here in Rotterdam are very different. The track is slower and the balls encounter differently. This job is in favor of Monfils. You never know what will happen to him. It will not be easy, but I already have the tactics for the game against Monfils in my head."

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