Daniil Medvedev withdraws from s-Hertogenbosch following early RG loss

Daniil Medvedev struggled with blisters against Alex de Minaur in Paris

by Jovica Ilic
Daniil Medvedev withdraws from s-Hertogenbosch following early RG loss
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World no. 5 Daniil Medvedev will not compete in s-Hertogenbosch next week, prolonging the start of his grass-court swing. Daniil suffered the fourth-round loss at Roland Garros, struggling with blisters and losing to Alex de Minaur 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 in two hours and 49 minutes.

The Russian decided to take a week off, and we should see him in Halle from June 17. Medvedev competed in s-Hertogenbosch five times, debuting in 2016 as a qualifier and reaching the final two years ago. Daniil missed a massive chance to lift a trophy, falling to world no.

205 Tim Van Rijthoven 6-4, 6-1 in 65 minutes, settling with the runner-up prize.

Daniil Medvedev, Roland Garros 2024© Clive Mason / Staff - Getty Images Sport

Daniil Medvedev withdrew from s-Hertogenbosch.

The Dutch player entered his second ATP tournament and went all the way to celebrate the title following wins over Taylor Fritz, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Medvedev.

The Russian claimed nine return points and turned them into one break in the early stages of the encounter. Daniil struggled behind the initial shot big time, dropping half of the points and suffering four breaks from ten opportunities offered to his opponent.

Medvedev fell to Adrian Mannarino a year ago in the first round, and we will not see him in s-Hertogenbosch next week. The Russian reached the Roland Garros fourth round for the third time in the previous four years after beating three rivals.

Daniil Medvedev, Roland Garros 2024© Clive Mason / Staff - Getty Images Sport

He claimed the opening set against de Minaur before losing ground, dealing with blisters on his right foot and taking only six games by the end of the encounter.

Both players struggled to find the first serve, and the Aussie got the most from that. Alex defended eight out of ten break points and turned 46% of the return points into seven breaks from 14 chances, dominating after the opening set against the rival who did not play at his best.

De Minaur fired 51 winners and 40 unforced errors, taming his strokes nicely and outplaying the better-ranked rival. He forged the advantage in the shortest and mid-range exchanges en route to his first Roland Garros quarter-final.

Medvedev has yet to win the title in 2024, losing that epic Australian Open final to Jannik Sinner despite two sets to love advantage. He fell in the Indian Wells final to Carlos Alcaraz and suffered another defeat to Sinner in the Miami semi-final.

The Russian clinched six wins in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome ahead of Roland Garros, making a solid start to the second Major of the season but ending his campaign in the fourth round.

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