Russia’s Daniil Medvedev beat American Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday August 25th in the Winston-Salem Open for his second career ATP World Tour title.
Ranked number 57 in the world, 22-year-old Medvedev commented, “In the beginning of the week, I did not think it was going to be possible. I was playing quite good, but I did not feel I was in the right form to win a title. I started quite slow in the tournament, I would say. I could have even lost my first match, and finally I won the tournament without dropping a set, which is quite an amazing achievement. I am really happy about it."
As reported by AP, Medvedev broke Johnson’s serve twice, while facing only a single break point himself, to claim his second championship of the year.
Meanwhile, Johnson speaking about Medvedev, shared, “Unlucky that he had a great serve, but he had been doing that all match, and I'm sure he had been doing it all week. Credit to him - I thought he played really well in the final today, but definitely a bummer for me. I would love to get a hard-court title here in the States."