Daniil Medvedev. (AFP Picture)
World quantity three Daniil Medvedev‘s love-hate relationship with claycourts continued on Wednesday as he took out his frustration on the courtroom earlier than overcoming Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina for his first profession win on the Madrid Open.
Medvedev, who has acquired an opening-round bye in Madrid, mentioned final month clay was his least most well-liked floor and as soon as once more made his emotions clear in the course of the second spherical match.
“I do not wish to play right here on this floor!” exclaimed Medvedev at a change of ends.
Medvedev, nonetheless, recovered from a mid-match blip to defeat Davidovich Fokina 4-6 6-4 6-2 in little over two hours.
On the finish of the day, it was all love for the Russian, who signed off with “Love clay :)” on the TV digital camera following his first win on the floor since April 2019.
Medvedev has a slim probability to rise to the highest of the world rankings this month if he captures the Madrid title, reaches not less than the semi-finals in Rome and different outcomes go his method.
However the 25-year-old nonetheless has winless information at each Rome and the French Open, which begins in Paris on Might 30.