Medvedev, defending champion, and Sinner advanced to the round of 16 in Vienna


Russian tennis player Daniel Medvedevnumber three in the world rankings, began the defense of the title he won last year Vienna with a solid victory, after defeating the Frenchman 6-4 and 6-2 on Wednesday Arthur Fils.

Backed by his impressive serve, Medvedev, seeking his sixth title of the season in the Austrian capital, gave little option to the young French tennis player, who did not have a single breaking ball throughout the match.

In contrast the Muscovite did not waste the first break point he had in the match to break the serve of Fils, a finalist last week in Antwerp, and score the first set 6-4.

Daniil Medvedev, seeking his sixth title of the season in the Austrian capital, was stronger in the second set, which the Russian tennis player started with a new break of serve.

This was not the only “break” of the Russian tennis player who again broke the serve of Arthur Fils, only 19 years old, in the fifth game to score the second set (6-2) and the match.

Medvedev, a finalist at this year’s United States Open, will face Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of the Vienna tournament, who defeated Italian Lorenzo Musetti 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday.

A round of 16 where veteran French tennis player Gael Monfils, 37, defeated German Daniel Altmaier this Wednesday by doubles 6-4.

Monfils, who advanced from the previous round, will face American Frances Tiafoe in the next round, who sealed her place in the round of 16 on Tuesday due to the withdrawal of Britain’s Daniel Evans, who had to leave the court injured when he was dominated in the first round. sleeve of 1-4.

More surprising was the victory of Croatian Borna Gojo who defeated Russian Astlan Karatsev, world number 37, this Wednesday in doubles 6-3, in a clash where the Balkan player used his greater strength on serve.

For his part, the Italian Jannik Sinnerworld number 4, suffered more than expected to reach the second round, where he will face compatriot Lorenzo Sonego, after defeating the American 7-6 (2) 7-5 on Wednesday Ben Sheltonwhich showed the reason for his recent tournament win Tokyo.


Vienna ATP

Round of 16:
Khachanov (Rus/8) over Lehecka (Che), 6-3, 6-1
Zverev (Ale/5) over Norrie (GBR), 6-2, 6-4

1st round:
Medvedev (Rus/1) over Fils (Fra), 6-4, 6-2
Gojo (Cro) to Karatsev (Rus), 6-3, 6-3
Monfils (Fra) over Altmaier (Ale), 6-4, 6-4
Sinner (Ita/2) over Shelton (USA), 7-6 (2), 7-5

Source: La Verdad


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