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Medvedev sacred in Toronto

Daniil Medvedev triumphed in the final of the ATP tournament in Toronto this Sunday against Reilly Opelka. The Russian won his third title this season.

Seeded number 1 in the Toronto tournament, Daniil Medvedev has perfectly assumed his status as a big favorite. This Sunday in the final against the beautiful story of this week, the American Reilly Opelka, the Russian mastered his subject to fold the case in two sets after 1h27 spent on the court (6-4, 6-3). Never faulted on his stake, the 2nd world player held the house despite an average percentage in service (52%). Paradoxically, the 32nd ATP ranking has for its part been broken three times in the meeting while he had 80% of good first balls in the service.

Reilly Opelka had a great week in Toronto, however. where he hung several big names in tennis on his hunting board. Starting with his brilliant coup against Stéfanos Tsitsipas in the semi-final, the 3rd player in the world. On his way, the American had already started strong in the first round by eliminating Nick Kyrgios before signing two new exploits against Grigor Dimitrov in the second round then facing Roberto Bautista-Agut in the quarterfinals, seeded number 10.

Medvedev builds trust

Daniil Medvedev for his part released Alexander Bublik when he entered the running or Hubert Hurkacz in three rounds in the quarterfinals before eliminating John Isner in the semi-final. Already winner in Marseille this year and also on Mallorca turf, the Russian tennis player wins his 3rd title in 2021. A good omen before approaching Cincinnati this week and then the US Open in two weeks.

Finale
Medvedev (RUS, n°1) bat Opelka (USA) : 6-4, 6-3

Semi-finals
Opelka (USA) bat Tsitsipas (GRE, n ° 3): 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-4
Medvedev (RUS, n°1) bat Isner (USA) : 6-2, 6-2

Quarter-finals
Medvedev (RUS, n°1) bat Hurkacz (POL, n°7) : 2-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5)
Isner (USA) bat Monfils (FRA, n ° 11): 7-6 (5), 6-4
Tsitsipas (GRE, n ° 3) bat Ruud (NOR, n°6) : 6-1, 6-4
Opelka (USA) bat Bautista Agut (ESP, n ° 10): 6-3, 7-6 (1)

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