Daniil Medvedev, seed number 1 of the tournament unexpectedly lost 4-6, 3-6 right in the first round of Rotterdam Open 2020.
The US Open runner-up 2019 was eliminated in the opening match in Rotterdam
After the achievement of reaching the second ATP final of his career in Montpellier last week, world-class 104 tennis player Vasek Pospisil continued to maintain his high level when defeating Daniil Medvedev – who currently holds the reigning US Open runner-up. .
From being led 0-40 at 4-4 in the first set, Pospisil scored three direct serve balls to spectacular comeback. The Canadian player lost just 3 points out of 37 serves, before winning the game in 67 minutes.
Vasek Pospisil completed a 6-3 win-lose record this season and 1-1 against Russia’s No.5 player, Medvedev. Pospisil’s second round opponent will be Filip Krajinovic, the Serbian tennis player who surpassed Tallon Griekspoor in the special ticket with a score of 6-4, 6-1.
Elsewhere, 19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime also unexpectedly defeated “Little Federer” Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2 to win tickets to the quarterfinals. Felix saved 2/3 of the face-to-face break break, broke 4 serve games in 6 chances and won 12/16 serve points in a 77-minute match.
In the next match, the young Canadian talent will meet the winner in the match between Aljaz Bedene and No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Meanwhile, Gael Monfils – the French player who won the Open Sud de France in Montpellier last week, continues to assert his status in Rotterdam this week, when he easily won Joao Sousa 6-3, 6-2 in the first match. first.
After only 70 minutes, the world’s No. 9 player completed his 9th victory in 11 matches this season. Monfils wins 68% of the serve (34/50) and has four oppositions of the opponent before winning.
The No. 3 seed is aiming to be the first to successfully defend the championship in Rotterdam, since Robin Soderling. Last season, Monfils defeated Daniil Medvedev and Stan Wawrinka, respectively.
Monfils will meet Gilles Simon in the next round 2, after the French compatriots take 2 hours 41 minutes to pass Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3.