World No. 5 Danill Medvedev, of Russia, will play the 48th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in February 2021, according to tournament organisers. This will be the fourth time that the 24-year-old old Russian will play at the Rotterdam event, which will take place from 6 to 14 February 2021.
In his three previous appearances at the tournament, Medvedev reached the quarter-finals in 2018, the semi-finals in 2019 and lost in the first round earlier this year to Canada's Vasek Pospisil. The 24 year old Medvedev is currently playing the US Open Grand Slam event in New York and is through to the quarter-finals there.
World No. 5 Daniil Medvedev confirmed for ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in 2021
The Russian reached the final at the US Open in New York last year and with the exit of World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, on Sunday, he remains one of the top favourites for the men's title in New York now.
Tournament Director Richard Krajicek said in a press release, "We have started preparations for the tournament.
Great News! @DaniilMedwed confirms his return to Rotterdam for the 48th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. https://t.co/rTGTc2jk52 #medvedev #atptour #abnamrowtt #rotterdamahoy #seeyouinfebruary #tennis #atp500 #abnamro #rotterdam pic.twitter.com/IE75PXvB33 — ABN AMRO WTT (@abnamrowtt) September 8, 2020
We work from a scenario in which we can welcome fans in a safe and responsible manner. As this will be a lot less than normal within the current guidelines, it has our special attention to make sure the tournament has a good atmosphere.
In any case, we look forward to organizing a great edition in February. ” Krajicek, a champion himself in 1995 and 1997 in Rotterdam, has been the Tournament Director since 2004. The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is played on indoor hard courts.
It is part of the ATP500 series on the ATP Tour and is held at the Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Daniil Medvedev will be hoping to join the rich history of champions at the event which includes Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Michael Stich, Goran Ivanisevic, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Murray, Robin Soderling, Juan Martin del Potro, Stan Wawrinka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils.
Monfils has won the title for the past two years in a row - beating Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the 2019 final and Caanda's Félix Auger-Aliassime in this year's final. Arthur Ashe (1972, 1975–76) and Roger Federer (2005, 2012 and 2018) currently hold the record for most titles at the tournament with three each.
Federer (2001, 2005, 2012, and 2018) and Jimmy Connors (1978, 1981–82, and 1984) co-hold the record for most finals contested at four.