Daniil Medvedev, world number 2, qualified for the final of the tournament on grass of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands), Saturday June 11, by dominating the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino (7-5, 7-5) in 1h56 . The 26-year-old Russian makes sure to recover first place in the ATP rankings on Monday.
Daniil Medvedev will meet the unexpected Dutchman Tim Van Rijthoven (25 years old, 205th in the world) on Sunday in the final, who eliminated Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (9th) 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) on Saturday. . “We were probably 18 the last time we saw each other and he was still playing well on grass, so I’m not surprised,” the Russian player, injured last April, said of his Dutch opponent.
His qualification for the final, his first since the Australian Open where he lost in the fifth set against Rafael Nadal, guarantees him to dethrone Serbian Novak Djokovic on Monday in first place in the world rankings, a place he already occupied two weeks last March. Daniil Medvedev has thirteen titles on the ATP Tour, including the 2021 edition of the US Open, but he has not won any tournaments this season.
The ‘s-Hertogenbosch tournament is part of the preparation for Wimbledon (June 27-July 10), where neither Sabalenka, nor Alexandrova, nor Medvedev will be able to line up, the organizers of the London tournament having decided to exclude the athletes Russians and Belarusians of its 2022 edition in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Adrian Mannarino, 70th in the world, was the defending champion on the Dutch grass, where he won the only title of his career in 2019 – the 2020 and 2021 editions were canceled due to the Covid pandemic.