Medvedev beat Thinner to win Miami Open… 4th place this year
‘Hard court craftsman’ Daniil Medvedev (27, Russia, world ranking 5) climbed to the top of the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour Miami Open and lifted his 4th championship cup this year.
Medvedev defeated Yannick Sinner (22, Italy, world No. 11) 2-0 (7-5 6-3) in the ATP Tour Masters 1000 Series Miami Open singles final held in Miami, Florida, USA on the 3rd (hereinafter Korean time). won
This gave Medvedev his fourth win of the season. He got his first win of the season at the Amro Open in the Netherlands in February. After that, he conquered the Doha Open in Qatar and the Dubai Championship in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), succeeding in winning the championship for three consecutive weeks.
Medvedev also reached the final stage at the BNP Paribas Open, which ended on the 20th of last month in Indian Wells, California, USA. He challenged to win four consecutive tournaments, but lost 0-2 (3-6 2-6) to Carlos Alcaras (20, Spain, world No. 1) and had to be satisfied with the runner-up.
Medvedev, who reached the finals of five consecutive tournaments at this Miami Open, defeated Shiner to win his 19th personal title.
He also finished 5th in the Masters 1000 Series, the highest ranking after Grand Slam tournaments and ATP Tour Finals.
Medvedev jumps one spot to number four in the world rankings to be announced. He also leads the team in most wins this season with a record of 29 wins and 3 losses. From the Amro Open to the Miami Open, his record is 24 wins and 1 loss.
Thinner came from behind to beat Alcaras 2-1 (6-7<5-7> 6-4 6-2) in the semifinals. Reaching the final, he was aiming for his first Masters 1000 Series win. Thinner, who had advanced to the finals of this event in 2021, lost to Hubert Hurkatz (26, Poland, world No. 9) and finished runner-up. 메이저놀이터
He reached the final of the Miami Open in two years, but he could not overcome the wall of Medvedev, the ‘nemesis’ he had never beaten. As for the opponent record, Medvedev recorded a total of 6 wins.
The runner-up, Thinner, rises to 9th in the world rankings and enters the top 10.
Meanwhile, Alkaras, who was eliminated in the semifinals of this tournament, gave up the world number one to Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia). Alkaras regained the No. 1 spot by winning the BNP Paribas Open last month. However, he failed to advance to the finals of this tournament and returned the world No. 1 ranking in two weeks.