Medvedev puts US Open disappointment behind him with glory in St Petersburg
Daniil Medvedev came back from his US Open final defeat to Rafael Nadal to win a sixth career title, beating Borna Coric in St Petersburg.
Daniil Medvedev strolled to a sixth career title as he defeated Borna Coric 6-3 6-1 in the final of the St Petersburg Open.
Runner-up to Rafael Nadal in an epic US Open final earlier this month, Medvedev never looked likely to miss out on victory in his fifth successive final.
The world number four showed supreme consistency across both sets, with Coric unable to claim a single break point.
Medvedev, on the other hand, broke serve twice in set one – which he wrapped up at the third time of asking inside 41 minutes – before successive breaks in the second put him well on his way to a routine triumph.
Clinical from start to finish.
Another tremendous title winning performance from @DaniilMedwed
— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) September 22, 2019
Coric fought back in game six to ensure he was not whitewashed in the second set, although it ultimately mattered little as Medvedev served out the win with an ace.
It represents Medvedev’s first ATP title in his home country, with the 23-year-old leading the way in terms of wins (57) on the ATP Tour this season.