Tennis News: In his first match since last June and his Los Cabos Open debut, Daniil Medvedev showed another great performance.
The world number 1 didn’t face many problems beating Australian Rinky Hijikata 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the Los Cabos Open.
The first seed picked up his 250th victory when he returned to his favorite hard court for the first time since reaching the quarter-finals in Miami in March.
“Someone told me about it a few days ago at a press conference, otherwise I wouldn’t have known about it,” Medvedev confesses of his 250th victory.
“Maybe it’s a step in itself. Of course I want more wins, but it’s good to reach 250. We will try to get more wins.”
The 2021 US Open champion earned the first break of the match to seal the first set, then converted a fifth break point midway through the second.
“It’s definitely not easy to play after a while, especially playing my first hard-court game in a long time since Miami,” Medvedev added.
“The feeling is not bad. I could have broken it a little more, but when you win, everything is fine. I have to play like that in the next game.”
World number 224, Hijikata does not give up easily. Seizing the opportunity, the 21-year-old created her own climax by using her athleticism to take the field and force the world No. 1 to play a little harder for 90 minutes.
Going into the Los Cabos Open quarter-finals, Medvedev will face Ricardas Berankis after the Lithuanian beat Argentinian Facundo Bagnis 7-6, 6-3.
In another game, second seed Felix Auger Aliassime dashed the hopes of host Alex Hernandez 6-3, 7-5.
The victory moved Canada’s Auger Aliassime to the quarter-finals of the 2022 season and then he will meet American Steve Johnson who took a 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory over the seventh seed. from the Thanasi Kokkinakis series.
Auger Aliassime turns 22 on Monday (8/8) and he hopes to celebrate by winning the second title of his career after picking up his first in Rotterdam earlier this season following his tenth final.
Tags: Tennis, Los Cabos Open, Daniil Medvedev, Felix Auger Aliassime, Rinky Hijikata
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