Medvedev Wins Marseille Title; Garin Claims Santiago Crown; Nishikori Advances in Dubai

published: Mar, 14, 2021

by: Nima Naderi

Open 13 Provence—Marseille, France

Top seed Daniil Medvedev captured his 10th career title on the ATP Tour on Sunday, defeating Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-4 in Marseille, France. Needing two hour and 10 minutes to claim the title, Medvedev struck 13 aces, withstood 10 from his opponent, and broke serve on three occasions.

Improving to 2-1 against Herbert in lifetime meetings, Medvedev will move up to No. 2 in the world when Monday’s rankings are released. The Russian recently lost in the finals of the Australian Open to Novak Djokovic.

Herbert, who was in search of his first career title, fell to 0-4 in championship matches. He’s currently ranked No. 75 in the world after reaching this week’s final.

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Chile Dove Men+Care Open—Santiago, Chile

Local hero and top seed Cristian Garin collected his fifth career title on the ATP Tour on Sunday, dismissing Argentine Facundo Bagnis 6-4, 6-7(3), 7-5. In a match that lasted two hours and 36 minutes, Garin won 71 percent of his first serve points and broke serve on four occasions.

Winning all of his previous titles on clay, Garin will see his ranking improve to No. 20 when Monday’s rankings are released.

Bagnis, who is currently ranked No. 118, defeated Frances Tiafoe and Marco Cecchinato earlier in the event.

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships—Dubai, U.A.E.

First-round results:

Alexander Bublik Defeats Yoshihito Nishioka 64 76(4)
Jeremy Chardy Defeats Albert Ramos-Vinolas 63 36 64
Malek Jaziri Defeats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 33 (RET)
Aslan Karatsev Defeats Egor Gerasimov 64 64
Kei Nishikori Defeats Reilly Opelka 36 63 64
Alexei Popyrin Defeats Dennis Novak 76(3) 75

Nima Naderi

http://www.tennisconnected.com

Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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