Medvedev bests Opelka to assert Toronto title

Tennis

TORONTO — High-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia received the Nationwide Financial institution Open on Sunday for his third victory of the 12 months and twelfth general, beating American qualifier Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-3.

The 25-year-old Medvedev, ranked second on the earth, additionally received this 12 months in Mallorca and Marseille. He has 4 ATP Masters 1000 victories.

”I couldn’t have dreamt of this at one level,” Medvedev stated. “With Masters, with Novak [Djokovic] and Rafael [Nadal] enjoying, it appeared like an untouchable achievement. Now I’ve 4 wins in 5 finals, which is an effective rating. I’m simply pleased. I need to obtain extra. I’m actually pleased I achieved this in Canada.”

He saved all 4 of his break factors and received 73% of his service factors.

”He was flawless,” Opelka stated. “I had one likelihood to interrupt early. I do not assume that may have modified a lot as a result of he was in so a lot of my service video games. After I hit some massive pictures, he countered effectively and it was very robust to disrupt him in any respect.”

The 6-foot-11 Opelka was enjoying his first ATP Masters 1000 ultimate. The 23-year-old is ranked No. 32 on the earth.

“He confirmed up, he performed some actually good factors,” Medvedev stated. “He was combating till the top, he saved break factors in essential moments. Taking part in your first [Masters 1000] ultimate is just not simple. I performed my first in Canada and received solely three video games.”

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