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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 36-30, 35-32 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    29 % Medvedev – 19 of 65
    23 % Rune – 16 of 68

    Fifth Masters 1K this year, and Medvedev [3] – as a best players born in the 90s – for the third time faced a player born in the 00s in the final: after losing to Alcaraz, and defeating Sinner, Medvedev beat Rune [7] who had an impressive run in his first Italian Open, eliminating i.a. Djokovic in the rain-interrupted quarterfinal… The 1st set was ugly, the Russian missed many returns he normally doesn’t miss, but without consequences. The 20-year-old Dane jumped to a 2:0* lead in the 2nd set, later on he broke again to lead 5:3, but couldn’t serve the set out being two points away from it. At 5-all he squandered a mini set point and lost in straights. “It was a tough match,” Medvedev said. “I think we were both a bit nervous at the start and I think we were both missing our basics. We were missing some easy shots, so I am happy I managed to step it up at the end of the first set. But then at the start of the second set he stepped it up straight away and I was like ‘OK, this is the moment I have to start playing better and go to his level’. Then it was a top match from this stage.” Thanks to this victory, Medvedev advances to no. 2 which guarantees him avoiding the main favorite to the title in Paris, Alcaraz, before the final. Medvedev has played Aussie Open & US Open finals, so the French Open final would be really incredible giving achievements of other guys born in the 90s.

    Medvedev’s route to his 20th title (first on clay):
    2 Emil Ruusuvuori 6-4, 6-2
    3 Bernabe Zapata Miralles 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
    4 Alexander Zverev 6-2, 7-6(3)
    Q Yannick Hanfmann 6-2, 6-2
    S Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 7-5
    W Holger Rune 7-5, 7-5

    Serve & volley: Medvedev 4/5, Rune 3/7

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