The 27-year-old globe number eight, who won in Rotterdam seven days earlier, convincingly finished his 35-year-old challenger’s comeback heroics
Daniil Medvedev beat fellow former globe primary Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4 in the Qatar Open final on Saturday to win his second ATP title in a week. The 27-year-old globe number eight, that won in Rotterdam 7 days previously, convincingly ended his 35-year-old challenger’s resurgence heroics that saw Murray fight 4 three-set battles and get over eight match points to reach the last in Doha.
Medvedev damaged Murray’s first serve in each established as he remained unbeaten in 3 encounters in between the two. “An extremely difficult suit, it was a little bit a lot more gusty today so both of us were having a hard time to locate the rhythm,” Medvedev said on court in which he additionally complained about the rounds.
” Truthfully currently I can say this since the event mores than, and additionally I won, I think that these spheres are not good for hard courts.
” They changed something this year and I don’t like them. I heard a lot of other gamers are fighting with shoulders, elbow joints as well as wrists.
” Myself I had wrist problems in Australia. Generally I think I was struggling all week to locate the excellent rhythm with these spheres, yet I enjoy to win.”
Medevedev stated both players had their “negative” patches in the suit. The Russian fired down five aces but likewise devoted 5 double mistakes. Murray continuously shouted at himself and also his support group after errors.
Medvedev had appeared to be cruising to triumph in the second collection till he was serving at 3-2 up with 2 game points. Murray fought back as well as produced a dazzling backhand champion to surge back right into the clash at 3-3.
At 4-4, Murray was leading 40-0 in a quote to produce one more shock, yet the Scot allow Medvedev get back into the ready the essential break that decided the title.
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“Daniil is among my favorite players to enjoy and one of the very best on the excursion,” stated Murray, that acknowledged he had actually been via an “outstanding week”.
Murray conserved 3 match factors in his first round video game and also five against Czech challenger Jiri Lehecka in his semi-final.
Last Updated: 27 February 2023