Medvedev rallied himself, Sobolenko exposes intriguing photos, Federer is back. The main events of the past week

Tennis

Last week, there were three ATP tournaments in Doha, Marseille and Santiago, as well as two women’s tournaments in Dubai and Guadalajara. In addition, it was marked by the return of Roger Federer.

Champions

Nikoloz Basilashvili (Doha)


Nobody expected such agility from the Georgian tennis player. Of course, he did not get the difficult grid itself, but the audience will remember him as the man who beat Roger Federer in the first tournament after his return.

In addition to the Swiss, Nikoloz defeated John Millman, Malek Zhaziri, Taylor Fritz, and defeated Roberto Bautitsu-Agut in the final in two sets. This trophy was the fourth in his career for Basilashvili.

Daniil Medvedev (Marseille)


After the success at the Australian Open, tennis fans expected the Russian to continue to win, but his game began to decline. It was in Marseille that Medvedev rallied his strength and did not leave his rivals a single chance.

Only in the final, Pierre-Yuguet, Herbert was able to bring the match to three sets, but the victory still remained with the Russian. Now Daniel will rise to the second line of the ATP rankings for the first time in his career, beating Rafael Nadal.

Christian Garin (Santiago)

The first racket of the competition, and even at the home tournament, Garin’s troubles were quite predictable. He reached the final without obvious problems, where he beat the Argentinean Facundo Bagnis.

Champion

Garbin Mugurusa (Dubai)

The tournament of the WTA 1000 category gathered an amazing composition of participants, so on the way to his title, Muguruse had to beat many strong rivals – Amanda Anisimova, Iga Svyontek, Arina Sobolenko, Eliza Mertens.

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In the decisive match, Garbin met with the Czech Barbara Kreichikova, who unexpectedly shot in Dubai. And although the match ended in two sets, the struggle was very stubborn.

Note that since the beginning of the 2020 season, the Spaniard has already reached the final three times, having played a total of five tournaments, and finally won the title. Now she will be back in the Top 15.

Sara Sorribes-Tormo (Guadalajara)

Competitions in Guadalajara could not boast of a powerful grid, nevertheless, we note the Spaniard’s confident path to victory. Only in the very first match did she allow her opponent to take the set.

For Sorribes-Tormo, it was his debut career title. In the final, she defeated Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.

Match of the Week

Note the exciting three-set confrontation between Karen Khachanov and Matthew Ebden in Marseille, which, unfortunately, did not end in favor of the Russian and deprived us of the Russian derby in the semifinals of the competition.

Federer of the week

After a one-year absence and two knee surgeries, Maestro returned to the Doha tournament and immediately won the opening match, which is good news. However, he then withdrew from competitions in Dubai and Miami, stating that he was betting on the grass season.

Failure of the week

Elina Svitolina. The Ukrainian woman failed to catch the rhythm and in a stubborn struggle she lost her opening match in Dubai to Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets.

Intrigue of the week

Belarusian Arina Sobolenko published a photo with a naked belly and the caption “Toaddy”, forcing her subscribers to think about the possible pregnancy of the athlete.

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Record of the week

Russian Andrei Rublev set a historic achievement at the Doha tournament. For the first time since 1990, a tennis player reached the semifinals of the competition without having played a single match.

Number of the week

Four. That is how many children became in the family of two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray and his wife Kim. Because of this, the athlete decided to withdraw from the tournament in Dubai.

Quote of the week

“Medvedev is the second in the world – this is an achievement. Whether he will be able to become the first depends largely on the results of Djokovic. But, I think, under normal circumstances, Dania will be able to be the first racket of the world in September,” – RTF President Shamil Tarpishchev believes in Daniil’s success Medvedev.

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