23-year-old Russian, Danil Medvedev has continued his winning streak at the just-concluded ATP 250 Sofia Open by defeating Hungary’ Martin Fucsovics in straight sets to clinch the title in Sofia on Sunday.
The current world number 16 who became 23 today, lifted his fourth career title overall and his first ATP title after dispacting his Hungarian rival in straight sets with Fucsovics posing less of a threat from start to finish.
After the victory, the Russian said:
“I am just really happy. The title is what I came here for. I want to be better, not everyone reaches number one.”
His recent victory on Sunday is a record fourth final victory for the Russian and this marks a remarkable career progression for him after winning three titles in 2018.
The course towards winning the title wasn’t as easy as the final results would suggest however as the Russian had to navigate tough fixtures against Robin Hasse of the Netherlands who he defeated 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, Slovakia’s Martin Klizan 6-4, 6-1 and Gael Monfils of France 6-2, 6-2
Besides winning his first ATP title, Medvedev has another reason to smile as his latest victory has seen him land a winner’s price money worth $102,560.
Furthermore, this latest victory will surely see him rise further in the ATP rankings in due course.
As the year progresses, Medvedev will be hoping to do well in the coming months particularly in Grand Slam tournaments where he hasn’t really made much of a mark.
Analysts expect him to progress even further this year after winning his first ATP title in Sunday.
Previous winners of the ATP 250 Sofia Open are 2016 winner, Robert Bautista of Spain, Bulgaria’s Dmitrov Grigor of Bulgaria who won the 2017 edition and last year’s winner, Mirza Basic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.