Daniil Medvedev secured his first ATP Masters 1,000 title on clay as he beat Holger Rune in straight units within the Italian Open closing.
The Russian third seed, who has typically stated he’s extra comfy on laborious courts, gained 7-5 7-5 in Rome.
It’s Medvedev’s fifth title of 2023 and victory lifts him above Novak Djokovic to second on the earth rankings.
He may also be the second seed on the French Open, which begins on 28 Could.
“Truthfully, I did not imagine I may win a Masters 1,000 on clay in my profession,” Medvedev, 27, stated in his on-court interview.
“Normally I hated it, I hated taking part in on it, I did not really feel good on it. Nothing was working.”
Extra to observe.