One step away from achieving a new achievement in tennis. Daniil Medvedev is number one in the world ranking and this Friday he managed to defeat Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic 7-6(0), 6-1. In this way, the Russian qualified for the final of the Los Cabos Open, an ATP category 500 tournament.
Considered one of the fastest-growing players on tour in recent months, Kecmanovic broke in game four and went ahead 4-1 while holding serve, but the Russian returned with a variety of shots and great effectiveness in the game. service.
Daniil broke Miomir’s serve in the seventh “game”, the before and after of the match because from then on the US Open champion took over the duel, even though he could not break in the rest of the first set.
In the tie break, Medvedev made a mini break and then saved a ball with a backhand down the line into the net to take a 2-0 lead, setting the course for the sudden death playoff, which he won 7-0.
Miomir did not recover from the blow; in the second set he suffered a break in the second and, although he recovered from a 0-30 deficit in the fourth to close 1-3, he had no response capacity for a Medvedev who went from less to more.
This Friday the number one in the world developed his good service, won 83 percent of the points with the first serve and hit 12 aces, but he was also fine on returns and, after the break in the first ser, he did not have ‘break points’ against.
With the victory, the Russian confirmed himself as number one in the world for the remainder of the month, with many possibilities of ending the year at the top of the ranking, which he will try to provoke with good performances in the Master 1,000 in Montreal and Cincinnati. in the next two weeks, and at the US Open, where he will defend the title.
This Saturday Medvedev will seek his first title of the season in Los Cabos in the final against the winner between the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, ninth in the ranking, and the British Cameron Norrie, defending champion, twelfth ATP racket.
It should be noted that the Los Cabos Open is played on a hard court with a prize pool of $920,625, of which the champion will take $125,040.