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Daniil Medvedev French Open 2020

Daniil Medvedev suffers another early tournament exit on clay

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Daniil Medvedev is out in the second round of the Italian Open in Rome after losing to compatriot Aslan Karatsev.

Daniil Medvedev has lost in straight sets to Aslan Karatsev 6-2, 6-4 in under 80 minutes, meaning his career win-loss record in Rome is now 0-3.

The world No. 2, who has admitted his struggles and dislike of clay as a court surface, earlier set a goal to win at least one match at each of Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros this year, a feat he has now fallen short of.

His opponent Aslan Karatsev dominated behind his first serve, winning 90% of points to 61% from Medvedev behind his first serve.

Karatsev clinched 3 of 6 break point chances presented to him, while Medvedev was only given one chance at a break in the whole match and failed to convert.

Medvedev’s career min-loss record on clay shows a clear weakness in his game compared to results across all other surfaces. At ATP level, Medvedev has an 11-20 win-loss record on clay, the only surface where he holds a losing record.


Daniil Medvedev French Open 2020
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