MEDVEDEV MOVES FORWARD ON HIS FIRST MATCH IN ACAPULCO
- The Russian, No. 2 of the world, defeated the French B. Paire
- Medvedev is headed to a semifinal against Nadal
During the inauguration of the new venue, two of the most favorite players, Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev, were welcomed by the Mexican public with a huge applause for advancing to the second round. The finalists of the Australian Open could meet again in what would be a dream semifinal at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC.
During the second day of the tournament in the new Arena GNP Seguros, the Russian Daniil Medvedev opened the day in the Stadium and managed to defeat the French Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour and 42 minutes. The No. 2 of the world, which aspires to be number one soon, found that the winner of 21 Grand Slams would be his biggest challenge in order to get to the final in Acapulco.
Meanwhile, he shared that he is enjoying his first experience in Acapulco and ensures that the environment has been everything he expected.
“So far I love it. I arrived here a few days earlier to get used to the climate. I’m enjoying every day here, it’s easier to be here when you play, it’s very humid, but of course you enjoy yourself during the day, it’s the best part. The court was great, everything I heard from the tournament is true. I love it so far, but the most important thing is what happens on the court. I achieved my first victory and will try to stay here.”
Although Daniil Medvedev did not have the best day with his first serve, he had nine double faults, however, his experience and the great tennis were key to defeat the number 49 player in the world.