Medvedev ends 21-year Russian drought in Toronto

The Russian beat Reilly Opelka, a first-timer in a Masters 1,000 final, 6-4, 6-3 in one hour and 27 minutes. The last from his country to win in Canada was Safin in 2000.


Russian Daniil Medvedev, first seed, beat American Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Toronto Masters 1000 title. Medvedev outscored the American in one hour and 27 minutes. He scored six aces and also neutralized the powerful serve of his rival, to leave his personal top with Opelka at 4-1 in his favor.

Became the first Russian tennis player to win this tournament since Marat Safin did it in 2000. The Russian made the most of his first serve with an 88% effectiveness by 63% of his rival, who owns one of the serves. more powerful on the circuit.

Madvedev, who thus achieved his fourth Masters 1000 tournament title, now has a solid 4-1 record in finals this year. The only loss came to Serbian Novak Djokovic, world number one, at the Australian Open.

The Russian has played four Masters 1000 finals since 2019, when he lost in Montreal to Rafael Nadal, winning all four: against David Goffin (Cincinnati 2019) and Alexander Zverev (Shanghai 2019 and Paris 2020) and this Sunday in the city Canadian.

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