The Russian champion, Daniil Medvedev has made his mark to the second round of Australia open as the player thrashes Switzerland Henri Laaksonen on Tuesday. World’s no. 2 ranking player, Daniil Medvedev is looking to grab Grand Slams titles back to back after winning previous year’s US Open.
The 25-year-old breezes off Henri Laaksonen 6-1,6-4,7-6 (7/3) in 1 hour and 54 minutes on the Rod Laver Arena.
He said that he tried to win the third set and thought he’ll wait for a tiebreaker but it managed to work out and he is really happy about it. He started well in Australia last year and won the ATP cup. Daniil likes to play here in Australia, he likes the hardcourts and aspires to get bettered than the last year.
Daniil is focusing to perform better than the last year when he lost against Novak Djokovic in the finals. But as the NO.1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic has been deported from the country, The NO.2 tennis player is being expected to sway off the title this time.
Daniil drops his opening service game against Laaksonen but takes off the next six games in the first set. When Henri Laaksonen currently ranked 92, held the service in the opening of the second set, the crowd started cheering loudly.
Laaksonen looked more aggressive in the second set, but couldn’t withstand the groundstrokes of Daniil Medvedev.