Daniil Medvedev defeats Andy Murray in the Qatar Open final

Daniil Medvedev won his 17th ATP Tour title after defeating Andy Murray in straight sets at the Qatar Open final
Daniil Medvedev defeated Andy Murray to win the Qatar Open
Daniil Medvedev defeated Andy Murray to win the Qatar Open

(Tennis news) Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev defeated Andy Murray 6-4 6-4, thereby securing his 17th ATP title and extending his winning run to 9-0 since the Australian Open. As for Murray, the Scotsman hasn’t won an ATP title since October 2019 and will need to wait longer. Medvedev managed to take control of the contest early in the match and took a 4-1 advantage in the first set before Murray fought back to make it 4-3 but the third seed managed to restore his composure to see out the set.

Murray fought hard to shift the momentum in his favour against Medvedev to take a 4-3 lead in the second set but ended up losing out on a 40-0 lead for the score to ultimately become 4-4. This gave Medvedev the opportunity to get back into the match and the 27 year old then served out for the match, ultimately winning 6-4 with a beautifully-weighted lob upon Murray’s approach to the net.

Speaking during the on-court interview after the match, Andy Murray said “It was an incredible week, didn’t finish how I wanted but had some amazing matches, created great memories and it was fantastic to be back in the final against an incredible player. Daniil is one of my favourite players to watch and one of the best on the tour. It’s great for me to get that opportunity to play somebody on that level, some things to work on. I’m proud of my week.”

Daniil Medvedev said “I’d like to say how much I appreciated it today playing Andy. Yesterday I was in the gym working out and started to do the last exercises when it was 5-4 40-0, 25 minutes later he was still on the tie-break and won it, crazy. Today when I had a match point I was like ‘oh my god I have a match point against Andy in Doha, that’s not a good sign’, but I had to have a match point to win. I knew it wasn’t over until the last point with him.”

Also read: Andy Murray defeats Jiri Lehecka to reach Qatar Open final


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