Medvedev, number two in the ATP, will challenge Rublev in an exhibition in Mexico City


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Medvedev, number two in the ATP, will challenge Rublev in an exhibition in Mexico City

The Russian tennis player will face his compatriot next March at the Arena Ciudad de México.

Russian Daniil Medvedev, number two in the ranking of the ATP, will challenge his compatriot on March 21, 2022 Andrey rublev, fifth in the standings, in an exhibition match at the Arena Ciudad de México.

The announcement was made this Thursday at the presentation of the first edition of the ‘Tennis Showdown’, which was originally going to take place in September with a confrontation between Rublev and the Austrian. Dominic Thiem, who canceled due to a right wrist injury.

“I am very excited to play for the first time in Mexico at an exhibition match with my good friend Andrey. We will play competitively and put on a great show, “he explained. Medvedev in a video that was played in the presentation.

The duel between Medvedev, US Open champion and ATP Finals runner-up, and Rublev will have in dispute a financial prize that was not disclosed by the organizers.

Medvedev will play before Rublev, weeks after facing the Mexican Open, a tournament ATP 500 in which he will be one of the figures from February 21 to 26, 2022 in the Acapulco spa, in the state of Guerrero.

In addition to the comparison between Russians, the ‘Tennis Showdown’ will have a friendly match between Mexicans, Renata zarazúa and Giuliana Olmos, who complement the billboard.

In 2020, Zarazua became the first Mexican so far this century to enter the final draw at Roland Garros, her only participation in a Grand Slam tournament, while Olmos has excelled in doubles by participating in the WTA Finals from Guadalajara.

“For me it is a pleasure to be in ‘Tennis Showdown’. I am grateful that they have invited me to this event, it is something important for me and all the people of Mexico, “she said. Renata Zarazúa.

The organizers hope to have up to 18,000 fans at the Arena Ciudad de México, located in the Azcapotzalco city hall of the Mexican capital.


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