Daniil Medvedev survives Kyle Edmund 6-2 7-5 in the 1st round in Cincinnati on Tuesday after winning a huge battle. Medvedev is going to play against Benoit Paire in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

The Russian in this set stepped up in great fashion to overplay the Brit and therefore he won 6-2 after breaking Edmund in the 5th (3-2) and in the 7th (5-2) game.

Kyle was completely knocked out in the last 5 games of the set (from 1-2 to 6-2).

2nd set.

Medvedev had a great start in this set after breaking Edmund in the 1st game (1-0). Yet, the set was not over yet and there was more work to do for the Russian to win the set since Edmund succeeded in breaking back in the 4th (2-2) and in the 8th (5-3) game. The Russian kept his focus to break the Brit in the 9th (4-5) and in the 11th (6-5) game before winning the set (7-5).

Kyle couldn’t stop the opposition in the last 4 games of the set (from 3-5 to 7-5).

Statistics

At the end of the match, Medvedev scored 63 points vs. Edmund’s 46 points.

Daniil was pretty focused in converting 71% of the break points that he conquered (5/7). On the other side, Edmund was exceptional in converting all the break points (2/2). Anyhow, that was not enough to win the match.

After this contest, the head to head between Medvedev and Edmund is 2-2.

1st
Medvedev
Edmund
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Medvedev
Edmund
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
0
1
0

Next Match: Daniil Medvedev vs. Benoit Paire – H2H and stats

Medvedev will square off with Paire in the 2nd round.

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

The last time that they played, Medvedev won 5-7 7-5 7-64 in the 1st round in Marseille back in 2017.

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