Evgeny Donskoy thumps Matteo Viola 6-2 6-1 in the 1st round in St. Petersburg on Tuesday after playing a fantastic match to face off with Daniil Medvedev in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Donskoy started the set in the best possible way after breaking Viola in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 5-0. Nonetheless, that was not enough for Evgeny to win the set since the Italian managed to break back in the 6th (1-5) game.

The Russian failed to serve out the set when leading 5-0 to be broken at 30.

A crucial moment of the match was when the Russian won 5 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 5-0.

2nd set.

Donskoy had a running start at the beginning of the set after breaking Viola in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 4-0. Evgeny extended his lead after breaking the Italian in the 3rd (3-0) and in the 7th (6-1) game before winning the set.

A crucial moment of the match was when Donskoy won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.

1st
Donskoy
Viola
6-2
6
2
5
2
5
1
5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Donskoy
Viola
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Russian scored 63 points vs. the Italian’s 41 points.

Evgeny served exceptionally well to win 81% of the points (21/26) behind his first serve. Anyhow he won only 38% points (6/16) on his second serve. The Russian didn’t lose the focus when converting 67% of the break points that he conquered (6/9). On the other side, Viola wasn’t that great in converting his break points since he converted only 33% of his break points (1/3). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this contest, the head to head between Donskoy and Viola is 2-1 for Evgeny.

Next Match: Evgeny Donskoy vs. Daniil Medvedev – stats

Donskoy will take on Medvedev in the 2nd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Evgeny Donskoy and Daniil Medvedev face off. The head to head is 1-0 for Medvedev (see full H2H stats), but they have never competed against each other on I.hard.

The last time that they squared off, Medvedev won 7-5 6-4 6-2 in the 1st round in New York back in 2018.

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