Medvedev reacts in time against Shapovalov to win in Vienna
Tennis - ATP 500 - Vienna Open - Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria - October 28, 2022 Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts during his quarter final match against Italy's Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Lisa Leutner

Medvedev reacts in time against Shapovalov to win in Vienna and displace Ruud from the ATP podium. Daniil Medvedev, who started the week in fourth place in the ranking, will regain his place on the world podium starting tomorrow to the detriment of Casper Ruud. The difference between the two is 145 points.

The Norwegian, with only one victory against Nicolas Jarry since reaching the US Open final with Carlos Alcaraz, is outclassed by a player who is better suited to the indoor hard court. Ruud has gone from being first in the ranking in New York to falling to fourth place.

Medvedev had to squeeze himself to the max this Sunday at the Vienna Open 500 against Denis Shapovalov to turn a set against and end up closing a favorable score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

There are already 15 crowns that appear in his record, two of them in 2022. It was difficult for him to close the victory. He did it on the fourth opportunity thanks to an accurate dropshot.

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The Canadian went from more to less, with a favorable 4-1 start, and ended up bottomless in the tiebreaker sleeve against the best version of the Russian who is applying for both the Paris-Bercy Masters 1,000 and the Turin masters event.

In both tournaments he defends the final, which means a whopping 1,600 points.

On the way to Alcaraz

Medvedev rides top of the draw in Bercy and is exempt from the opening round as the fourth seed. He will debut the winner of the match between Sebastian Korda and Alex de Minaur.

For his part, Shapovalov will see them from the beginning in the French capital with the Argentine Francisco CerĂșndolo.


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