Daniil Medvedev beats Cameron Norrie 7-5 6-0 to say Los Cabos Open title in Mexico | Tennis Information
World No 1 Daniil Medvedev ended his shedding run in finals with a 7-5 6-0 win over Britain’s Cameron Norrie on Saturday to raise the title in Los Cabos, Mexico, and ramp up preparations for his US Open title defence.
A ban on Russian gamers at Wimbledon on account of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine compelled Medvedev to overlook the grasscourt main and he arrived in Mexico for the ATP 250 occasion for his first event since June.
Most of Medvedev’s success over time have come on hardcourts and he didn’t lose a set this week en path to his first title of the season.
“Each match was excellent, however the ultimate is all the time particular,” Medvedev stated. “Within the ultimate you play the most effective participant of this week, so it is all the time a high-level match and I am actually glad that I managed to indicate some good degree, some good photographs in such an necessary match.”
The Russian got here into the competition in opposition to final 12 months’s champion Norrie, ranked twelfth on the planet, having misplaced 5 straight finals courting again to final 12 months’s Paris Masters in November. After that the 26-year-old was additionally defeated within the championship match of final 12 months’s ATP Finals.
He then went down within the ultimate of the Australian Open initially of 2022 earlier than shedding championship matches on grass within the Netherlands and Germany.
Norrie, in the meantime, was seeking to defend the title he received final 12 months and win his third ATP title of the 12 months.
Medvedev wanted remedy within the eleventh recreation on Saturday as he scraped his hand on the courtroom and drew blood whereas hitting a ball, shortly after left-handed Norrie had saved two set factors to degree the match at 5-5 within the opening set.
The Russian, who received his maiden Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows final 12 months, went up a gear from there on, profitable the subsequent eight video games to seal the competition.
“It was not straightforward. Cam is a tremendous participant, so it was actually intense,” Medvedev stated. “If you play in opposition to Cam, you already know that it’s important to struggle for each level.
“Truly bleeding helped me I feel a bit bit so I may maintain my nerve a bit bit extra. Since then I simply managed to play good and it was sufficient at this time.”
Norrie stated: “I fought as onerous as I may do, however Daniil was too good. Effectively performed to you and your staff. You undoubtedly deserve it this week.
“I simply need to say a giant thanks to everybody for supporting me. I like enjoying in Mexico and that’s why I come again. I actually really feel good right here.”