High-seeded Daniil Medvedev beats Reilly Opelka in Toronto to win Nationwide Financial institution Open

TORONTO — High-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia gained the Nationwide Financial institution Open on Sunday for his third victory of the 12 months and twelfth general, beating American qualifier Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-3.

The 25-year-old Medvedev, ranked second on the earth, additionally gained this 12 months in Mallorca and Marseille. He has 4 ATP Masters 1000 victories.

”I couldn’t have dreamt of this at one level,” Medvedev mentioned. “With Masters, with Novak [Djokovic] and Rafael [Nadal] taking part in, it appeared like an untouchable achievement. Now I’ve 4 wins in 5 finals, which is an efficient rating. I’m simply blissful. I wish to obtain extra. I’m actually blissful I achieved this in Canada.”

He saved all 4 of his break factors and gained 73% of his service factors.

”He was flawless,” Opelka mentioned. “I had one probability to interrupt early. I do not suppose that will have modified a lot as a result of he was in so a lot of my service video games. After I hit some huge pictures, he countered nicely and it was very powerful to disrupt him in any respect.”

The 6-foot-11 Opelka was taking part in his first ATP Masters 1000 ultimate. The 23-year-old is ranked No. 32 on the earth.

“He confirmed up, he performed some actually good factors,” Medvedev mentioned. “He was preventing till the top, he saved break factors in essential moments. Enjoying your first [Masters 1000] ultimate isn’t simple. I performed my first in Canada and gained solely three video games.”

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