Daniil Medvedev (27, Russia), who is ranked third in the world, tasted the excitement of winning the first clay court competition.
The 2023 Rome Open (Internazionali BNL d’Italia) men’s singles final held at Foro Italico in Rome, Italy on the 21st (local time). Medvedev calmed the gust of 7th place Holger Rune (20, Denmark) with a score of 2-0 (7-5, 7-5) and rose to the top for the first time in this tournament.
Rune beat World No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia) 2-1 (6-2, 4-6, 6-2) in the quarterfinals, and Kasper Ruud (25, Norway) 2-1 in the semifinals. (6-7 <2-7>, 6-4, 6-2), etc., and raised momentum, but could not overcome the last hurdle.
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Medvedev won his fifth ATP Tour men’s singles title of the season. Having lost all three matches at the Rome Open, he succeeded in conquest of Rome with an unstoppable force this time around. In the ATP Masters 1000 series this season, it is the second time since the Miami Open in March.
“In a way, this is my first success,” he said at the post-game press conference. Unbelievable. I never thought I would achieve this.” Even so, he said, “Honestly, the Grand Slam is always bigger,” as if he was conscious of winning the men’s singles at the US Open in 2021.
The ATP Tour said, “Medvedev’s progress on clay was a key feature of his deep ground stroke. His ability to cover the baseline has been the foundation of his hardcourt success (18 of his 20 ATP Tour singles wins). The change in string is the reason he was able to reproduce his form on clay courts this year.”
Medvedev said: “At Australia (Open), the new string didn’t work. I doubted myself 100%. Should I go back to the past? Am I doing well with my new strings? I said no. let’s do more Now it’s unbelievably great.”