ATP ROSMALEN – Tim van Rijthoven terrasse Daniil Medvedev (6-4, 6-1) wins first title at ‘s-Hertogenbosch

He barely passed the game time to come and offer himself the scalp of the world No. 1 on Monday. At the age of 25, Tim van Rijthoven signed the week of a lifetime, going from anonymity to the spotlight in just six days. After beating Fritz, Gaston and Auger-Aliassime in the previous rounds, the Dutchman simply sent Daniil Medvedev (6-4, 6-1) in the end, without ever doubting his strength. He thus offered himself the first title of his career on the turf of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, in front of an audience that did not demand so much.

1:01 of the match against the world No. 1 in power

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The crowd certainly hoped for a success for their local hero, but they were probably expecting a tougher duel against Daniil Medvedev, who wanted to heal his turf season after announcing his ban on Wimbledon, the same title as all Russian and Belarusian players on the circuit. Simple, there was no match on Sunday in the Netherlands. At least not from the eighth game of the game.

Until then, the two players went head to head, each pocketing the other’s play at the start of the game, chaining the class points, in the image of a delicious counterattack delivered by the Russian . More than a fatal break at the end of the first set and a run in 35 minutes (6-4), Van Rijthoven simply flew away.

Tim van Rijthoven, béni des dieux au tournoi de Rosmalen this week

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84% of points postponed behind the first ball

Galvanized by a first 74% bullet, behind which he won the unreal rate of 84% of his points, the 205th World Cup twice awarded Medvedev’s service consecutively to fly to his first singles title (6- 1), at home what’s more, concluded with a final in 1:01 of play. On the other hand, the recent quarter-finalists of Roland-Garros, still untitled this season, showed signs of annoyance and frustration in the face of the opposing momentum, without ever finding solutions to make it work.

Despite a final 5-0 start, preventing him from taking a bubble against a player whose first final was on the main circuit, Medvedev could only see the damage and the roar of the crowd on the pitch. match ball. The beneficiary of a wild-card for the ‘s-Hertogenbosch tournament, Van Rijthoven, has never beaten the Top 80 in this career and made a 100-seat jump at the ATP next Monday, he made a name for himself. Sunday, and may have strong hopes for the rest of the season on turf. It won’t be good to take it in the first round of Wimbledon!

Tim van Rijthoven

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