Rogers Cup 2021: Daniil Medvedev thrashes Reilly Opelka in the finals to win the ATP Toronto Masters

Global tennis star Daniil Medvedev eased past World No. 23 Reilly Opelka in the finals of the Rogers Cup 2021.

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev has been in tremendous form lately. The Russian tennis sensation thrashed all his opponents one after the other to make his way into the finals at the Toronto Masters where he easily went past Reilly Opelka in straight sets. Opelka never looked comfortable in the game.

Although he tried cornering Medvedev, the Russian won the encounter by 6-4, 6-3 without much hassle. Medvedev was clearly disappointed to miss out in the Olympics where he was seen struggling with the heat, however, it would be fair to say that the World No. 2 player is well and truly back in form.

‘I am just happy and I want to achieve more’: Medvedev after winning Toronto Masters

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

Expressing his elation after the wonderful win, Medvedev said in an on-court interview “I could not have dreamt of this at one point, with Masters, with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal playing, it seemed like an untouchable achievement. Now I have four wins in five finals, which is a good score. I am just happy. I want to achieve more.”

He further claimed that he was incredibly happy as he achieved this in Canada. Praising his opponent Reilly Opelka, Medvedev said that he delivered a strong performance and wasn’t the easiest of the opponents to get past. “Even today, Opelka showed up, he played some really good points. He was fighting until the end, he saved break points in crucial moments.”

He went on the say that what Opelka did in his first Masters 1000 is nothing short of tremendous. “Playing your first Masters 1000 final is not easy. I played my first in Canada and won only three games,” Medvedev told atptour.com.”Playing Canada and Cincinnati, the goal is to win as many matches as possible. I was able to do it two years ago and I will try and do it again.”

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