Daniil Medvedev French Open 2020

Daniil Medvedev finally gains ‘magnificent’ win French Open

Daniil Medvedev has broken his French Open curse by defeating Alexander Bublik in straight sets for his first career win at the Slam.

Daniil Medvedev has won his first ever match at the French Open after four consecutive first round exits, defeating Alexander Bublik in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 in under two hours of play.

“I trained really well before the tournament,” Medvedev revealed in his post-match interview.

“I’ve never won at Roland Garros before. I was really happy and really determined to win on Philippe Chatrier today.

“Even when I was down in the third set, I think I played a really solid match, magnificent even!”

Many doubted Medvedev’s abilities heading into the tournament, despite his world No. 2 ranking and being seeded second in the draw.

Prior to the tournament, Daniil Medvedev had won just 11 career matches on clay, including just 1 in 2021 so far. That number is now at two as the Russian will look to surge to more victories on the Paris clay.

Daniil Medvedev will face either Tommy Paul or Christopher O’Connell in the second round of the French Open.