Daniil Medvedev, the world No. 1, qualified with authority for the final of the Los Cabos tournament (Mexico) on Friday after beating Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic (7-6 , 6-1), ranked him, 38th at ATP, in half. The Russian will try to win a first title this season on the ATP circuit, against the Briton Cameron Norrie, who dismissed the Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime (6-4, 3-6, 6-3).
Medvedev confirmed his rise in power, facing an opponent who was tough during the first set. Kecmanovic indeed broke the first to escape (at 4-1), but Medvedev then reacted, to call back at 4-4, after several high-flying exchanges. The Serbian player was able to stay in the game, after being annoyed to hear fireworks in the sky of Los Cabos, but then cracked in the tie-break.
Relying on a serve (12 aces in total), Daniil Medvedev did not loosen the noose in the second set, going it alone effectively to finally win in 1:27. ” The match was very difficult, he commented. (Miomir Kecmanovic) started well and the first set was of a great level. So many difficult points, so many points where I felt I was close to taking the lead. But, in the end, the tie-break was brilliant. »