The Dutch n.205 Atp liquidates the Russian in the final 6-4 6-1 who consoles himself with the regaining of the first world position
He had never won a match at ATP level before his debut in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and right in the home tournament, Tim Van Rijthoven completed a perfect week by winning his first career title. After eliminating seeded # 3 Taylor Fritz and second favorite Felix Auger Aliassime in the semifinals, the Dutch wild card moved all in and won the final also on seeded # 1 Daniil Medvedev. Just five games left by the 205 Atp to the Russian (6-4 6-1, in an hour and 5 minutes of play), who has not yet won a title this year and has only played in two finals (the another in Melbourne lost to Nadal). Van Rijthoven thus becomes the first Dutch winner of the ATP 250 of ‘s-Hertogenbosch since Sjeng Schalken, champion in 2003.
FROM DREAM TO REALITY
“This week has been a dream. I have to thank the organization for inviting me, otherwise I would have been in Great Britain now to play a Challenger”, Van Rijthoven’s gratitude during the award ceremony. “Daniil, I’ve seen you play on television so many times, you are incredible. Sharing the pitch with you today was a dream and playing at this level even more. I am sure you will win many tournaments and I hope that we will see each other more often in the future ”, the kind thought towards the opponent. Thanks to today’s result, the 25-year-old from Roosendaal will climb almost 100 positions in the standings, thus entering the Top 100 starting from Monday.
HUMILITY AND IRONY
On the other hand, Daniil Medvedev took it well, who in the post-race did not miss the opportunity to show off his stinging sarcasm to give a smile to the public and the new champion. “Congratulations to Tim on a great week. Destroying the world’s # 2 in the first career final must be something truly spectacular, ”the Russian exclaimed, causing a general laugh. “Keep it up. I remember you from the days of youth tournaments, you have talent. Now you have to play more games and more tournaments like this.” Despite today’s result, Medvedev will be able to console himself with the updated ranking tomorrow, as he will return to the top of the world rankings. thanks to the points of Roland Garros 2021 that will fall.Not all evils come to harm.
June 12 – 4:54 pm
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