Special ending, different match for Daniil Medvedev. The Russian, No. 2 in the world, seeks his first title on grass on Saturday, in the duel against American Sam Querrey (60th) in the ATP of Mallorca, in Spain.
As usually happens the week before a Grand Slam, each event ends on Saturday, as in this case since Wimbledon starts next Monday in London. So now is the turn to see if Medvedev can also be crowned off the hard courts. Until now, the Russian achieved 10 official singles titles on the circuit, all on concrete.
Medvedev played 16 of his 17 finishes on hard surface and is in the first on grass. He did not do well on clay, although for the first time at recent Roland Garros he won matches, reaching the second week, and now he is looking for another challenge in his career.
The Russian, the main seed in Mallorca, faced Querrey only once and they faced each other on the grass. That happened at Eastbourne, the other ATP this week, but in 2017, with Medvedev’s victory in two sets at the first wheel crossing.
For his part, Querrey, with past number 11 in the ranking, also has 10 ATP individual titles. The American did win one on grass, at Queen’s, on London soil, in 2010. In addition, he lost three other finals on grass, the most recent at Eastbourne in 2019.