The world No. 1 didn’t drop a set all week at the ATP 250 event in Mexico in pursuit of his 14th tour-level title. It was the 26-year-old’s first win since last year. US Open.
“Every match was great, but the final is always special,” Medvedev said in his on-court interview. “Ultimately you play the best player this week, so it’s always a high-class match and I’m really happy to show some good quality and some good shots in this crucial match.
Entering the match, Medvedev was in five finals dating back to last year. Rolex Paris Masters. But the top seed showed no nerves, winning six of 10 break points to storm to victory in one hour and 23 minutes.
“It was not easy. “Kam is an amazing player, so it was very intense,” Medvedev said. “When you play against Cam, you know you have to fight for every point.”
The key moment came at the end of the first set. Medvedev had two set points on his serve at 5-4, 40/15, but stopped the service break. When trying to hit a ball on the first point of the next game, he scratched his hand on the court and drew blood, requiring physio treatment.
“The first game we broke twice and it was 5-all and he came back from 40/15 and I didn’t play bad in that game at 5-4,” Medvedev said. To stay there. Actually bleeding helped me to hold my nerve a little more so I could think a little more. Since then I have been able to play well and today was enough.
But instead of panicking, Medvedev went back to work. The world No. 1 won the final eight games of the match to complete his first week of competition since Mallorca in June.
Nori won his first ATP Tour title in Los Cabos last year and is just one match away from retaining the title.
“I fought as hard as I could, but Daniel was very good,” Nori said at the trophy ceremony. “Well done to you and your team, you certainly deserve it this week.”
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With his 250 points in Los Cabos, Medvedev is up to 5th place in the Pepperstone ATP Tour. Trying to qualify for. Nitto ATP Finals For the fourth consecutive year.