“It feels like I won the world championship,” says Daniil Medvedev after his triumph at Los Cabos » FirstSportz
Daniel Medvedevworld number one got off to a great start on his hard court swing and won his first title of the year by defeating the defending champion Cameron Norrie in the final of Los Cabos open in straight sets 7-5, 6-0 in an hour and 23 minutes of play. He was playing in his fourth season finale and this was his first title win since US Open 2021. The Russian didn’t drop a single set all week at the Mexico ATP 250 event to win his 14th ATP title.
Medvedev was a finalist in the Australian Open 2022 but lost Rafael Nadal in five sets despite having won the first two sets but couldn’t keep his nerve against the Spaniard. In which French Openhe was eliminated in the fourth round Marin Cilic. Due to the ban on the Russian and Belarusian players, he could not participate in the All England Club.
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Daniil Medvedev is back on the road to victory ahead of the US Open
Daniil Medvedev expressed his feelings about winning his first title of the season in the post-match interview. He was very happy about his victory and said: “ Every match was very good, but the final is always special. When I came here I had lost five finals in a row. That’s not nice, I want to make it better. It feels like I just won the world championship. You never know if it’s going to happen or not and for sure I was a bit nervous before this final, a bit more than usual. But now I’m really happy“
The Russian was forced to take a medical time-out in the first set with a hand problem, but that didn’t stop him from becoming champion in Los Cabos at all. He added “In the first set we broke each other twice to be 5-all and he actually came back from 40/15 and I didn’t play badly in that game at 5-4. So I knew I just had to stay there. Actually, the bleeding helped me, I think, a little bit, so I could keep my nerve a little bit more. Since then I’ve just managed to play well and today was enough. “
He credited a tough fight to his opponent Cameron Norrie, who won his first Tour title last year and was looking for another title to his name. He further added: “It was’nt easy. Cam is a great player so it was really intense. When you play against Cam you know that you have to fight for every point. In the final you play against the best player of the week, so it’s always a high level match and I’m really happy that I managed to show a good level and some good shots in such an important match. “
Medvedev will next play at National Bank open in Toronto, where he is the defending champion and will look to defend his title with the confidence he gained after his Los Cabos triumph.
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