To be honest, they thought Medvedev wouldn’t be able to make it past the third round, but Daniil beat Germany’s Zverev in a tough match, losing the first set 3-6. Medvedev won the next two matches with the German 7:5, 7:6, and the match itself lasted three hours and 8 minutes. Throughout the match, Daniil tallied three aces and eight double faults, scoring 71% on his first serve and 40% on his second. Acceptance stats: 38%/59%, winner/enforcer stats 31/18. It is worth noting that if Medvedev wins over Rune, he will overtake Kasper Ruud and move up to third place in the current ranking. In the past, Medvedev didn’t do much magic on the ground, but now we see Daniil add to the game on this surface, it’s another matter if the Russian has enough “physics” after such a difficult and prolonged match against Zverev to beat the fresh run.

Rune spent only one match in the second round at the tournament in Monaco, in the third round Berrettini withdrew from the game. And the match with Tim turned out to be fleeting, lasting an hour and 36 minutes, the Dane won it with a score of 6: 2, 6: 4. Once again, we note that Rune had his first successes on clay, winning a number of Challengers and one ATP tournament. But the Scandinavian earned his fame and spot in the top 10 thanks to his victories on tough Indians.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Medvedev 5 34 31 3
rune 9 22 15 7