The 25-year-old Daniil Medvedev will stand a chance against Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Sunday to win his first title at the ATP 250. The Russian accepted that not having the crowd in the finals can benefit him. As playing against a French rival in his home ground won’t be an easy challenge.
“Luckily this time [there is] no crowd, because a final against a French guy in Marseille with a crowd would be not an easy challenge,” said Medvedev.
Happy to be in another final👍💪 pic.twitter.com/honRxbWeAD
— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) March 13, 2021
Opinion of Daniil Medvedev on his upcoming opponent
It will be the test for the two-time Grand slam runner-up to face Rank No. 93 who possess all four majors in doubles. Undoubtedly, an exciting match to witness when Daniil, the only player to beat the ‘Top Three’ will compete against the unseeded Herbert.
In spite of his earlier records, the Russian must be aware of Herbert’s serve and volley style, which can create problems.
“He’s a tough opponent to play, he does serve and volley, he plays (with) no rhythm, so that’s why it’s tough to say if I played well or not,” said World No. 2.
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Herbert’s gain in his last matches
Prior to his last match, 29-year-old Herbert has aced over second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, and just after that defeated the fourth-seeded Ugo Humbert on Saturday. Surprisingly, he had also claimed victory against the rank no. 4 Kei Nishikori earlier this week at the indoor tournament. Adding to that, he had nine aces and did not face a single breakpoint in their all-French match.
Herbert feels proud of his gameplay and is looking forward to the finals against Daniil.
“I’m really proud of that and about the final, I play Daniil, third in the world, second [next week]. [He is] a player I’ve played already and a big champion. For sure it’s going to be an interesting final. I’m so happy to be in it and to be able to play such a final,” said Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Another championship match for 🇷🇺 @DaniilMedwed
— ATP Tour (@atptour) March 13, 2021
Daniil Medvedev defeated Matthew Ebden in the last match
In his last match, Medvedev led the Australian opponent, Matthew Ebden 6-4, 3-0, 40/15 when the Australian left because of injury.
Before his injury, it was a close match and Ebden was close to breaking Medvedev at 0/40 in the first set. Further, World No. 2 clarified that one cannot simply provide points to the opponent just because the rival is injured. Fair play is all about competing with the contender, despite the difficulties.
The tennis enthusiasts are ready to witness the game between a top-seeded and unseeded.
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