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Halle: World No 1 Medvedev through to second round
Daniil Medvedev defeated David Goffin 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday and will next face Belarusian Ilya Ivashka in the second round
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in action at Wimbledon in 2019 Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic
World No 1 Daniil Medvedev scored a straight sets win over Belgian David Goffin to reach the second round of Halle at the Owl Arena/Gerry-Weber-Stadion on Wednesday.
Medvedev won 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and four minutes for his third win in four career meetings against Goffin.
The Russian, who learnt that he would be able to defend his US Open title later this year but is still ruled out of playing at Wimbledon, next meets Belarusian Ilya Ivashka.
Halle ATP 500, first-round results (Owl Arena/Gerry-Weber-Stadion, grass, EUR 2.275.275)
- Oscar Otte beat Miomir Kecmanovic: 7-6 (5), 6-4
- Roberto Bautista Agut (7) beat Marton Fucsovics: 6-2, 3-0 ret.
- Karen Khachanov (8) beat Aslan Karatsev: 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-2
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (2) beat Benjamin Bonzi: 7-6 (1), 1-6, 6-3
- Nick Kyrgios (WC) beat Daniel Altmaier: 6-3, 7-5
- Hubert Hurkacz (5) beat Maxime Cressy (Q): 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
- Tallon Griekspoor (Q) beat Alex Molcan: 7-6 (10), 6-3
- Sebastian Korda beat Cristian Garin: 6-2, 6-3
- Felix Auger-Aliassime (4) beat Marcos Giron: 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
- Ilya Ivashka beat Jan-Lennard Struff (WC): 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5)
- Mackenzie McDonald beat Marc-Andrea Huesler (Q): 7-6 (4), 6-4
- Laslo Djere beat Henri Squire (WC): 4-3 ret.
- Ugo Humbert beat Radu Albot (Q): 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-5
- Nikoloz Basilashvili beat Andrey Rublev (3): 7-6 (1), 6-4
- Pablo Carreno Busta (6) beat Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune: 6-3, 7-6 (5)
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