MEDVEDEV ADVANCES TO QUARTERFINALS IN ACAPULCO

Redaction | 23 February, 2022
  • The Russian, No. 2 in the world, defeated the Spaniard Pablo Andújar
  • Medvedev got use  to Mexico’s weather

Daniil Medvedev is know for his calm and tranquility personality. For the second time, the Russian was in the main court in the new Arena Stadium GNP Seguros and opened day three of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC.

Medvedev only needed 1 hour 4 minutes, the second fastest match of this XXIX edition, to defeat the Spaniard Pablo Andújar 6-1, 6-2, in front of a Mexican audience that continues to show interest in seeing him become the 1 in the world.

Currently number 2 in the ATP ranking, Medvedev has many possibilities to climb to the first place in the coming weeks. In his second match in Acapulco, he excelled with seven aces, which was key to defeat Andújar (No. 68), who entered with a protected ranking to the Tournament.

While his stay in Mexico keeps extending, Daniil is enjoying the opportunity to star in the first scheduled match of each day.

“After seeing that Alexander Zverev finished almost at 5 am, I think I’m lucky to play at 6 and not in the last game. At the same time, what I have seen in each game is great, if it starts at 6 pm and there is no sun, even if it is hot and humid, the night will remain the same. And even if there are matches until after 12:00 at night, people are still here. I feel every game is great,” Medvedev said in a conference.

Although the Iberian had a better effectiveness percentage (71%) than Medvedev (54%) in his first serve, he never managed to break the serve against the Russian. In the first match of the GrandStand Caliente.mx, the britain Cameron Norrie defeated John Isner in three sets 6-7, 6-3, 6-4.