Daniil Medvedev, world number 2, qualifies for the final of the ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) grass tournament on Saturday, June 11, beating Frenchman Adrian Mannarino (7-5, 7-5) at 1:56 . The 26 -year -old Russian is ready to reclaim first place in the ATP standings on Monday.
Daniil Medvedev will meet on Sunday in the final awaited Dutchman Tim Van Rijthoven (25 years old, 205th World Cup), who eliminated Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (9th) on Saturday 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) . “We should probably have been 18 the last time we were together and he always played well on grass, so I’m not surprised,” the Russian player, who was injured last April, told his Dutch opponent.
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His qualification for the final, his first since the Australian Open where he was sidelined in the fifth set against Rafael Nadal, guaranteed him Monday to knock out Serb Novak Djokovic in first place in the world rankings, a place he has been busy for two weeks in March. Daniil Medvedev has organized treize titres sur le circuit ATP, not the 2021 edition of the US Open, from the season remporté aucun tournoi cette saison.
The ‘s-Hertogenbosch tournament is in preparation for Wimbledon (June 27-July 10), where neither Sabalenka, nor Alexandrova nor Medvedev will be able to align, the organizers of the London tournament have decided to expel the athletes russia and belorusses of its 2022 edition in reaction to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Adrian Mannarino, 70th in the world, was the holder of the title on the Dutch field, where he won the only title of his career in 2019 – the 2020 and 2021 editions were canceled due to the Covid pandemic.