Van Rijthoven stuns Medvedev, wins Libema title

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Dutch wild card Tim Van Rijthoven capped a dream run on the Libema Open by beating prime seed Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-1 within the remaining at ‘s-Hertogenbosch on Sunday.

Van Rijthoven, ranked 205th on the planet, had by no means received a main-draw match at an ATP Tour occasion till this week, and he knocked out third seed Taylor Fritz and second seed Felix Auger-Aliassime earlier than his victory over Medvedev in 65 minutes to safe his first title.

“That is new for me, it will take a while getting used to,” Van Rijthoven mentioned throughout his on-court interview, in accordance with the ATP Tour’s web site. “What a dream this week.”

Tim Van Rijthoven received the LIberia Open on Sunday for his first ATP Tour title to cap a “dream” week on the match. Joris Verwijst/BSR Company/Getty Photographs

The 25-year-old Van Rijthoven broke Medvedev 4 instances and when the Russian’s return on championship level hit the online, he sank to the grass turf as the house crowd cheered their first Dutch champion on dwelling soil in 19 years.

“Congrats Tim, wonderful week. First time in an ATP match [final] and straightaway you destroy the No. 2 on the planet in straight units,” Medvedev mentioned after gathering the runner’s-up trophy.

“I do not know the way it feels, so it should be a very good feeling!”

Medvedev, the US Open champion, will turn out to be the world No. 1 on Monday.

Within the girls’s remaining, seventh-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova defeated top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka 7-5, 6-0.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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