Last Updated on August 7, 2022
After a fairly disappointing 2022 so far first win of the year and fourteenth career title for world number one Daniil Medvedev who won the Los Cabos tournament. The tennis player beat Cameron Norrie in about one hour and twenty minutes of play with a peremptory 7/5,6/0.
The Briton held out until the 11th game of the first set, recovering two breaks from his opponent, but after the 6-5 break Medvedev never looked back and strung together eight games in a row. The North American season starts in the best way for the Russian champion.
World number one Daniil Medvedev spoke out about winning his first title of the season in Los Cabos.
“The good thing about tennis is that you can change your whole season in one week. I came here after five straight losses in the finals. It’s not cool, I want to perform better.
You can never tell in advance if you’re going to win, and before this final I was definitely a little bit nervous – a little more than usual. But now I’m really happy,” Medvedev said at the press conference.
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We prepared stats from the final match between Daniil Medvedev and Cameron Norrie in Los Cabos
|Daniil Medvedev||Cameron Norrie|
|1st Serve Percentage||67%||61%|
|1st Serve Points Won||67%||42%|
|Break Points Saved||0/2||4/10|
|Break Points Converted||6/10||2/2|
Video: Daniil Medvedev vs Cameron Norrie | Los Cabos 2022 Final Highlights
Below you can watch the best moments of the final match between Daniil Medvedev and Cameron Norrie in Los Cabos, prepared by the press service of ATP
The road to the final
ATP Los Cabos was Medvedev’s first tournament after a month and a half break. And Daniel confidently walked through the net until the final, beating Australian Rinky Hijikata, Lithuanian Richardas Berankis and Serb Miomir Kecmanovic. The hardest match on the way to the finals was the one against Kecmanovic in which the Russian snatched victory in the first set on the tie-break with 7-6, 6-1.
After defeating Kecmanovic, the Russian shared his opinion on the match: “It was a very hard match. He got off to a great start, the whole first set was at the highest level. So many hard-earned points, so many draws where I felt I was close to losing the lead. The tie-break was great, too”.
So far Daniil had not lived up to expectations but now the Russian has a chance to confirm himself on the American hard and try in the very complicated feat of retaining the world number one title. Nadal’s withdrawal in Montreal helps him, but it will not be easy for the Russian.