Daniel Medvedevnumber one tennis player in the world ATPadvanced to the quarterfinals of the Mexican Tennis Open Los Cabos after defeating in two consecutive sets the Australian Rinky Hijikata.
The 26-year-old Russian, who had not been active since June, defeated the ATP number 224 in solo 90 minutes with sets in his favor of 6-4 and 6-3relying on his powerful serve that gave him five aces.
with victory Medvedev already arrives 250 wins in his young career.
Happy to get the 250th win of my career, looking to get many more and feeling good after not playing since June. The sensations in Los Cabos have been very nice and seeing the sea makes me very happy.
In the last game of the first set, Medvedev recovered after hanging 40-15, but he proved once again why he is considered the best today and broke Hijikata’s serve to get the victory.
In the second set, the winner of Grand Slam he suffered less to defeat the 21-year-old Australian and closed with relative ease.
In the next round, Medvedev will face the Lithuanian on Thursday Ricardas Berankiswho beat the Argentine Facundo Bagnis 7-6(4) and 6-3.
The tournament, of the ATP 250 category, is being played on hard surface courts in the resort of Los Cabos in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Medvedev still positioned as favorite to take the glory after getting your first win since June.
(With information from Reuters)