Russian Daniil Medvedev was swept away by an unknown Dutchman, Tim van Rijthoven, 6-4, 6-1, on Sunday in the final of the ‘s-Hertogenbosch grass tournament.
First participation in a main circuit tournament
This is van Rijthoven’s first title, 205th in the world, which, however, is not a newcomer to tennis at 25 years old. So far, he has only played practically in the lower divisions of the ATP.
His only participation in a major circuit tournament came in 2016 in Winston-Salem, and yet he had earned it as a “lucky loser” (repackaged after losing qualifiers).
Despite his defeat, Medvedev will regain first place in the world at the expense of Novak Djokovic on Monday.