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Medvedev makes triumphant return in Mexico with landmark 250th win

LOS CABOS: World primary Daniil Medvedev, enjoying his first match in six weeks, beat Australian qualifier Rinky Hijikata 6-4, 6-Three on Wednesday on the ATP onerous court docket match in Los Cabos, Mexico.

It was a milestone 250th match win of the reigning US Open champion’s profession.

“Someone told me this a few days ago,” Medvedev stated after the match. “Otherwise I might not have identified. That’s good, a milestone in a approach.

“I want more victories, but that’s nice to have 250. We’ll try to get more.”

Medvedev is enjoying his first match since bowing out of the quarter-finals at Mallorca on June 23. He missed Wimbledon.

Medvedev gained the primary break of the match to assert the opening set.

He saved the primary break level he confronted within the opening recreation of the second, and gained the break he wanted for a 4-2 lead towards Hijikata.

The 21-year-old Australian world quantity 224 put up a struggle, heading off a stream of break factors earlier than Medvedev closed it out after 90 minutes.

“It’s definitely not that easy to play after you stop for a while, especially (playing my) first match on hard courts since a long, long time — since Miami,” Medvedev stated.

“Sensations were not bad. I could have just broken a little bit more, but when you win everything is fine.”

Medvedev subsequent faces Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania, who beat Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.

Second-seeded Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime additionally superior, beating Mexico’s Alex Hernandez 6-3, 7-5.

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