Daniil Medvedev defeated Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-3, became champion of the Toronto Masters 1000 and stretched his fabulous mark at events in this category on hard surfaces: he won four of the last seven disputed.
The Russian closed a perfect week. He was left with a new big title, asserting his status as the top favorite. Along the way he eliminated Alexander Bublik, James Duckworth, Hubert Hurkacz, John Isner and Opelka, in a final 87 minutes of play. He dominated the American giant from start to finish, finding no answers.
Cincinnati and Shaghai 2019, Paris-Bercy 2020 and Toronto 2021 are in the track record of the 25-year-old, who can already be considered the dominator of the hard-court Masters 1000; He has only missed Paris-Bercy 2019, Cincinnati 2020 and Miami 2021 since winning his first title.
The world number two, who today equaled Alexander Zverev as the only Next Gen as four trophies in this hierarchy, reaffirms his great level and is emerging as one of the great candidates for the upcoming US Open., where Novak Djokovic will try to lift the Grand Slam.