ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev starts off with win, beats Hubert Hurkacz in 3 sets

ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev starts off with a win, beats Hubert Hurkacz in 3 sets. Medvedev has won 23 of his past 26 matches
ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev starts off with a win, beats Hubert Hurkacz in 3 sets. Medvedev has won 23 of his past 26 matches

ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev starts off with victory, beats Hubert Hurkacz in 3 sets – World No.2 Daniil Medvedev has begun his campaign as defending champion in style. He beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz in three sets match. He came from behind after opening round tie-breaker to unleash his class. Follow live updates of ATP Finals on InsideSport and live streaming on VOOT.

ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev starts off with win, beats Hubert Hurkacz in 3 sets

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Medvedev beat Hurkacz 6-7, 6-3, 6-4.Hurkacz failed to counter-attack in the remaining sets, handing Medvedev victory in round 1. He hit 15 aces and in his service games and didn’t allow Hurkacz (12 aces) to step into the court. Medvedev has won 23 of his past 26 matches.

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“I had zero break points to save, so in a way I was never under pressure,” Medvedev said post-match as quoted by ATP Tour.

“I had only two games on Hubert’s serve where I had break points. Super happy to make this work and [that I] managed to get both breaks.”

“I remember this point because that’s the only point in the match where I could actually interact with the crowd a little bit. Other than that, it was aces, winners and unforced errors.”

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ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev starts off with win, beats Hubert Hurkacz in 3 sets

Medvedev showed glimpses of the form that helped him beat Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Dominic Thiem en route to the title in London last year, as he went up 3-0 in the second set after an early break.

He raised his level in the third set to close out the match, hitting more than 30 winners and not facing a single breakpoint in a clash lasting a little more than two hours.

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ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev starts off with win, beats Hubert Hurkacz in 3 sets

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(with inputs from Reuters)