Italian Open: Daniil Medvedev defeats Rune, wins maiden clay court title

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Italian-Open-Daniil-Medvedev-defeats-Rune,-winsIn the Italian Open final, world number three tennis star Daniil Medvedev defeated Holger Roon on 21 May to win his first claycourt title.

An overview of the news

  • In the men's singles final, the Russian player defeated the 20-year-old Danish player 7-5, 7-5.

  • This is Medvedev's fifth title of 2023 and the win has lifted him above Novak Djokovic to the second spot in the world rankings.

  • He won his 20th career title. He will also be seeded second in the French Open, which begins on 28th of this month at Roland Garros.

  • Hugo Nieves and Jan Zielinski have captured the men's doubles title in Rome. The Monegasque-Polish pair won their first ATP Masters 1000 title by defeating Robin Haase and Bottic van de Zandschulp 7-5, 6-1 in the men's doubles final.

  • The Australian-Belgian pair of Storm Hunter and Elise Mertens defeated top-seeded Americans Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula 6-4 6-4 to become the women's doubles champions.

  • Earlier, Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina won her fourth WTA title with a win in the women's singles final.

About Italian Open

  • The Italian Open has a rich history dating back to its inception in 1930.

  • It is one of the most prestigious events on the tennis calendar.  

  • It consists of five main draw events: Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. 

  • The tournament is held at the Foro Italico sports complex in Rome. 

  • The Italian Open hosts both ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) and WTA (Women's Tennis Association) tournaments simultaneously. 

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