French Open 2020: World No.5 Daniil Medvedev fails to reach 2nd Round again

Daniil Medvedev, former Grand Slam finalist, who is considered to be one of the men to topple The Big Three has never even made it past the first round at French Open.

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Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev has been a fixture in the Top-10 throughout this year and made it to the semi-finals of this year’s U.S Open too. Given his recent success at the Grand Slams, The French Open 2020 was being touted as the clay-surface tournament where the Russian finally leaves a deep mark. To everyone’s surprise however, the Russian failed to leave as much as a scratch.

The World No. 5 crashed out of the newest edition of Roland Garros. He was ousted in the first round by Marton Fucsovics with a score of 6-4, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-1. 

While Medvedev was trying to get a foothold in the match, his efforts ultimately failed to reap any results.

The Russian looked out of his comfort zone whilst his opponent Fucsovics seemed to have a lot of time to inject the ball with as much pace as he wanted. The Russian didn’t seem to have any weapons against the unseeded player.

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Daniil Medvedev’s Past Results on Clay

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Daniil Medvedev

The Russian just qualified for the ATP finals after his successful lap at the U.S Open 2020. His hard-court skills are prevalent, but he has failed to establish himself on clay in any manner. His game doesn’t seem to be suited for the surface as he often looks lost and out of practice on this surface.

Before appearing in the French Open 2020, Medvedev tried his hand at the German Open. He was ousted there in straight sets and in the first round as well. He lost to France’s Ugo Humbert who delivered an extraordinary performance while Medvedev failed to capitalise on any of his breakpoints.

Medvedev has extended his clay-court losing streak to 6 matches now. It will be interesting to see if the Russian gets past this hurdle soon or continues to extend this string of losses on clay.

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