ROTTERDAM, October 28, 2019 (Press Release)
Daniil Medvedev, the number 4 in the world, will participate in the 47th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in February. The 23-year-old Russian has had a fantastic year in which he has already won 4 titles and made it to 5 finals, including the final of the US Open. The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will be held from 8 to 16 February in Rotterdam Ahoy.
Tournament director Richard Krajicek: “Daniil Medvedev is the player of the moment. With four titles and five final places, 2019 is the year of his final breakthrough. It was no coincidence that he beat Novak Djokovic twice this year and made Rafael Nadal falter in the US Open final. Like Alexander Zverev said, he is perhaps the best player at the moment.”
Medvedev in Rotterdam
Daniil Medvedev returns to Rotterdam for the third time. In 2018 he debuted as number 57 in the world, after making it through the qualifications. He won from Gilles Müller and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, to bow to Andreas Seppi in the quarterfinals after three sets. Earlier this year he returned to Rotterdam as number 16 in the world. He reached the semi-finals, by successively defeating Jeremy Chardy, Fernando Verdasco and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. In the semi-final, he lost to Gael Monfils, who managed to win the tournament.
The breakthrough of Medvedev in 2019
Medvedev started very strong in 2019 with a place in the finals in Brisbane. A place in the semi-finals in Monte Carlo, after victory on Novak Djokovic and a place in the finals in Barcelona, both on gravel, he showed that he can play on every type of court. However, he is the strongest on hardcourt. He proved that in the second half of this year, with consecutive places in the finals in Washington and Montreal, victory in Cincinnati, a place in the finals in the US Open and victory in St. Petersburg and Shanghai. This brought him from the 16th place to the 4th place at the ATP Rankings. Daniil Medvedev will play the Nitto ATP Finals in London in November.
After Gael Monfils, Stan Wawrinka and David Goffin, Daniil Medvedev is the 4th announced player. The 47th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, that will be held from 8 to 16 February 2020 in Rotterdam Ahoy.