Medvedev Keeps Winning, Grabs Sofia Title Fucsovics

by Staff | February 10th, 2019, 3:25 pm
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Daniil Medvedev continues to win title. The 22-year-old collected his fourth of his young career Sunday defeating Marton Fucsovics 6-4, 6-3 to win in Sofia.

The first title of his 2019 season was also his fourth since the start of last year.

“I was feeling under pressure and really nervous, so I’m really happy that I managed to win the title,” said Medvedev who is 11-2 on the year. “Marton was playing good and was making some great shots, so I needed to stay present every moment of the match and that’s what I did.”

The 6-foot-6 Medvedev is behind only Alexander Zverev’s 10 in terms of titles for the under-23 players. And he’s made at least the semifinals at five of his last nine tour stops. Medvedev is expected to remain at his current career-high ranking of No. 16.

“I don’t want to stop at where I am,” said Medvedev. “I hope to do what I need to be even higher.”

The 26-year-old Fucsovics was bidding for a second title.

“Daniil is a very tough player. He’s improved a lot and has the potential to break into the Top 10,” said Fucsovics. “He was serving well today [and] was very consistent from the baseline. He didn’t give me any easy mistakes. This is still one of the best weeks of my career and I’m very happy to be back in the Top 40 again.”

Medvedev, who lost just one set all week, will head to Rotterdam where he will clash with Jeremy Chardy in his opener.

“For me, tennis is about many, many small details, especially at the level where we all are right now,” Medvedev said. “It’s about the physical part of course, the mental part, [and the] tennis part. If you don’t play good tennis you cannot be here.

“Since I was younger I was just thinking about my tennis and I thought I could always come on the court and win if I hit the ball good, so I changed it. I’ve changed myself on the tennis court. That’s where I am right now and I want to only improve.”

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