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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 31-20, 42-34, 45-37 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    27 % Tsitsipas – 28 of 102
    19 % Medvedev – 21 of 107

    Even though Medvedev [2] led 6:1 in their H2H, Tsitsipas [5] could be perceived as a slight favorite because clay is his best surface (Medvedev loves to play on hardcourts) and this year during the clay-court season he was playing much better than the Russian. The first hour confirmed it, Tsitsipas convincingly led 6-3, 3:1* when Medvedev’s mixture of dropshots and net-attacks made the things balanced. The Russian should have won the 2nd set as he led 5:4* (40/15) because the Greek was tense in the 10th game, but he fought off the double break point with two simple errors of his opponent. In the 3rd set Medvedev led 4:2* – facing a match point he did something unseen, at least by me – namely he played a serve-and-volley action behind an underarm serve (!), but the ball jumped high, and Tsitsipas passed him easily with his backhand down the line. Prior to this event, Medvedev had never won a match at Roland Garros in his four previous attempts. He could advance to No. 1 in the world in case of winning the event (unless Djokovic advances to the final).

    Serve & volley: Tsitsipas 3/3, Medvedev 3/7

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