Daniil Medvedev made history on Sunday, winning his first clay-court trophy and sixth ATP Masters 1000 crown at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. After a one hour and 40 minute delay due to rain, the 27-year-old Russian player produced a consistent, clean-hitting display throughout the match, rallying from a break down twice in the second set against seventh seed Holger Rune.
The match was a closely contested battle and could have gone either way, with both players showing their skill and determination on the court. Medvedev started off strongly taking an early lead, but had to fight hard to stay ahead as Rune pushed back in the first set. Eventually, Medvedev closed out the set 7-5.
In the second set, Rune looked to be gaining momentum as he broke Medvedev’s serve early on. However, Medvedev kept his composure and clawed his way back into the game breaking Rune’s serve an impressive two times to secure a 7-5 victory. Medvedev was clearly elated with the win, celebrating with his team and acknowledging the amazing crowd support he received during the match.
This historic achievement marks Medvedev’s sixth Masters 1000 title and adds to an impressive list of titles won in recent years. Since 2019, he has already won two ATP Finals, two Nitto ATP Finals, and one US Open title. With more impressive wins likely on the horizon, Medvedev is well on his way to becoming a true tennis legend.