Medvedev won’t give Kozlov an option

Medvedev won’t give Kozlov an option

08/29/2022 at 09:53 PM


The Russian won 6-2, 6-4 and 6-0 in two hours of play

Medvedev is intractable in the opening rounds of the New York tournament, in which he has won his last five matches in straight sets.

the Russian Daniel Medvedevworld number one, began this Monday the defense of the title in the U.S. Open with a solid 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 win over the American Stephane Kozlov.

During the first confrontation with Kozloventered the main draw after the resignation of the German Alexander Zverev, Medvedev imposed his superiority to rise in power in a tournament where he seeks to be the first to defend the title for the first time since 2008. The last player able to chain more than one title in the Open of United States it was switzerland Roger Federerwho was crowned from 2004 to 2008 in New York.

Medvedev opened the program on the track arthur Ashe and it took two hours to eliminate Kozlov. He hit ten service winners and, despite two serves, in the fourth game of the first set and in the eighth game of the second set, he always had the game under control.

He proved intractable in the first rounds of the New York tournament, during which he won his last five matches in three sets. He has a five-game winning streak in the first round, after the Canadian Dennis Shapovalov hit him in 2017. Since then, the Russian player has been the protagonist of great performances in New York and last year he was crowned champion after beating the Serbian in the final Novak Djokovic. It was the first ‘great’ of his career and his victory prevented him ‘Absent‘complete it’grand slam‘. He was also a runner-up in 2019, when he fell to Rafa Nadal in five sets, after overcoming two sets of disadvantage.

In the next round, Medvedev will face the French arthur Rinderknech (n.58).

The U.S. Open open this Monday and will end on September 11. The Spaniards Rafa Nadal, carlos alcaraz, Paul Badosa there Garbiñe Muguruza They will make their debut on Tuesday.

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