Sohu Sports News In the early morning of August 16, Beijing time, the 2021 season men’s tennis ATP1000 Series Masters Rogers Cup continued. In the men’s singles final, the top seed and Russian star Medvedev performed well, 6-4/6-3 straight Defeated the American “little giant” Opelka in two sets, won the Rogers Cup men’s singles championship for the first time, and was also the fourth ATP1000 Masters championship in his career. He tied the little Zvi and tied for the first place in the new generation of men’s players.
Although the Russian star Medvedev had the semi-finals of the US Open last season, it didn’t start to break out until the end of the season in Paris. His undefeated record won the Paris and the finals. He continued to maintain a strong momentum at the beginning of the season, with all four games. Victory led Russia to win the ATP Cup and then entered the Australian Open finals, winning 20 games across the season. Medvedev played as the top seed in this event, winning streak with Bubrick, Duckworth, Hurkacs and Isner, and once again entered the finals of this event after 2019. Medvedev’s final opponent was American Opelka, who was 2.11 meters tall and had the title of “little giant”. He performed well this season and reached the semi-finals in Rome. In this event, he won consecutive games against Kyrgios, Dimitrov, Harris, Agut and Sisipas made their first career in the men’s singles final of the Masters.
The two have faced each other 4 times before, and Medvedev achieved a record of 3 wins and 1 loss. In 2017, Washington met for the first time, and Medvedev had a thrilling victory in two tie-breaks. In 2019, Miami still played two tie-breaks in the second match. The most recent match was in the third round of the French Open this season, when Medvedev went straight. Win three sets. In this final, Medvedev will hit the fourth championship of the Masters. If he can win the championship, he will tie the small Zvi and tied for the top of the new generation masters championship. Opelka will hit the third championship of his career. If he wins the cup, it will also be the most important championship trophy in his career. After Roddick in 2003, another American player will win the Rogers Cup men’s singles championship.
In the first game, the opening stage quickly entered the rhythm of their respective guards. Opelka took a 2-1 lead under the first start advantage. In the fourth game, Medvedev’s serving state fluctuated first. Opelka took the lead in this game. To 40-0 consecutive break points, Medvedev then recovered under pressure and even saved the break points to keep the score 2-2. Opelka’s serving state was affected. Medvedev also got a break opportunity in the fifth game. Opelka missed the game with a forelock. Since then, Medvedev stubbornly maintained his break advantage to the end. Win the first set 6-4.
In the second set, Opelka suffered a strong impact from his opponent in the first game and saved a break point. After four ties, Medvedev continued to maintain his excellent condition and easily held the score to a 1-1 draw. . In the third game, Opelka’s serving state still failed to recover. After a 30-30 tie, Medvedev hit the cross ball to get the break point. Under pressure, Opelka then sent the game directly with a double error.
Each guaranteed Medvedev’s break advantage and took a 3-2 lead in hand. In the sixth game, Medvedev made a double mistake and sent a break point after a 30-30 tie. After Opelka established the advantage on the bottom line, he tried to put short mistakes and missed opportunities. Medvedev struggled to secure a 4-2 lead. In the seventh game, Opelka saved the break point again, and each guaranteed the ninth game of Opelka’s must-have serve in this field. After a 40-40 tie, Opelka put short before the net and was shorted by Dmitry. Vedev saved the cross-ball, and the break point was also the match point of the final. Medvedev then received a high-quality serve. Opelka was hitting the net and was broken again, and lost the second set 3-6.
In the end, the top seed Medvedev defeated Opelka in two straight sets and won the Rogers Cup men’s singles championship for the first time, as well as the fourth ATP1000 Masters championship in his career. The whole game took 1 hour and 25 minutes. Medvedev completed 6 ACES balls and 5 double errors in the game. Opelka’s serve did not have the brave completion of 8 ACES balls in the previous rounds and 3 double errors. Opelka led by 73%, and Medvedev’s first serve scoring rate reached 88%. Medvedev trailed his opponent 16-22 on the winning points, Medvedev had only 13 unforced errors, and Opelka had 34. In the break, Opelka’s 4 break points were not fulfilled, while Medvedev made 3 breaks with 7 break points.Return to Sohu to see more
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