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Cincinnati Masters Tennis LIVE: Daniil Medvedev faces Botic van de Zandschulp in Cincinnati Masters first round


Cincinnati Masters Tennis LIVE: Daniil Medvedev needs two more wins to secure his status as the World No.1 and he begins his…

Cincinnati Masters Tennis LIVE: World No.1 Daniil Medvedev begins Cincinnati Masters campaign, faces Botic van de Zandschulp in second round - Follow Medvedev vs Zandschulp LIVE updates
Cincinnati Masters Tennis LIVE: World No.1 Daniil Medvedev begins Cincinnati Masters campaign, faces Botic van de Zandschulp in second round – Follow Medvedev vs Zandschulp LIVE updates

Cincinnati Masters Tennis LIVE: Daniil Medvedev needs two more wins to secure his status as the World No.1 and he begins his battle for the top spot by facing Botic van de Zandschulp in the first round at the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday. Medvedev received a bye to the second  round and will be playing his first match of the tournament, while Zandschulp defeated Maxime Cressy in three sets in the first round. The match is scheduled to begin at 5.45 am. Follow Western & Southern Open LIVE on InsideSport.IN 

Cincinnati Masters Tennis LIVE: World No.1 Daniil Medvedev begins Cincinnati Masters campaign, faces Botic van de Zandschulp in second round – Follow Medvedev vs Zandschulp LIVE updates

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  • Daniil Medvedev started the year by finishing as runner up at the Australian Open earlier this year after losing the final against Rafael Nadal.
  • He then played at the Mexican Open, where he yet again lost to Rafael Nadal in the semifinal.
  • At the Indian Wells Masters, he bowed out from the second round and at Miami, he lost in the quarterfinal.
  • He then suffered an injury and missed the rest of the hard court season as well as the first few tournaments on clay.
  • He returned to the circuit after a two-month injury lay-off during which he underwent a hernia surgery and lost in the first round of Geneva Open.
  • He then suffered a fourth round exit at the French Open, where he faced straight set defeat against Marin Cilic.
  • He started the grass court season by finishing as runner-up at Libema Open after losing the final to wildcard entrant Tim van Rijthoven.
  • He also finished as runner-up at Halle Open after losing the final to Hubert Hurkacz. At the Mallorca Open he suffered quarterfinal exit. He was unable to participate at the US Open as all the Russian players were banned from the tournament.
  • He won his first title thhis year at Los Cabos Open by defeating Cameron Norrie in straight sets in the final.
  • However, he enters the Cincinnati Open after suffering a first round defeat at the Canadian Open against Nick Kyrgios.
Cincinnati Masters Tennis LIVE: World No.1 Daniil Medvedev begins Cincinnati Masters campaign, faces Botic van de Zandschulp in second round - Follow Medvedev vs Zandschulp LIVE updates
Cincinnati Masters Tennis LIVE: World No.1 Daniil Medvedev begins Cincinnati Masters campaign, faces Botic van de Zandschulp in second round – Follow Medvedev vs Zandschulp LIVE updates
  • Meanwhile, Botic van de Zandchulp came into the Cincinnati Masters after facing a second round exit at the Canadian Open. He defeated Maxime Cressy 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round.
  • He started the season with a quarterfinal appearance at Melbourne Open and then suffered third round exit at the Australian Open after losing in straight sets to Daniil Medvedev.
  • His next best performance on hard court is a third round appearance Indian Wells Masters.
  • He began the clay court season by reaching the quarterfinal at Grabd Prix Hassan. He was the sixth seed in the tournament and lost to unseeded Alex Molcan in the quarterfinal.
  • He finished as runner-up at the Bavarian International after withdrawing from the final against Holger Rune due to an injury.
  • He returned for the Italiana and French Open but couldn’t go past the second round in both the tournaments.
  • At the French Open, he suffered third round exit by losing to Rafael Nadal in straight games.
  • His best performance on grass court was reaching the semifinal at Queen’s Club Championships.
  • At the Wimbledon, he was ousted from the fourth round by Rafael Nadal, who defeated him in straight sets.
  • He will now face Dannil Medvedev for the second time this year and will look to clinch an upset victory against the World No.1.

Medvedev vs Zandschulp Head-to-Head: The upcoming contest will be the third time both the players will be facing each other. Medvedev won both their previous encounters with the latest one coming this year at the Australian Open, where he won in straight games. Medvedev is the overwhelming favourite in the upcoming contest. But like how Kyrgios defeated the World No.1 in the first round at Canadian Open, Zandschulp could spring a surprise at Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Masters Tennis LIVE: World No.1 Daniil Medvedev begins Cincinnati Masters campaign, faces Botic van de Zandschulp in second round – Follow Medvedev vs Zandschulp LIVE updates

 

 

 

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