Russia's Daniil Medvedev was happy with the fact that he managed to beat Italian world No. 12 Fabio Fognini at the ATP Cup but he wasn't quite happy with the way he performed in his first match of the season. Medvedev, ranked at No.
5 in the world, recovered from a nightmare start to his clash against Fognini as he came from a set down to beat the Italian 1-6 6-1 6-3. After dropping his serve twice in the first set, Medvedev broke Fognini twice in each of the following two sets and lost no service games en route to clinching a comeback win.
"Happy with my win. Maybe not happy with some moments of my performance. In the first set Fabio was just destroying me, in the second set I had to be more aggressive. In the third set I could play more defensively because he would think I would keep being aggressive and he would lose his rhythm a bit," Medvedev said, per George Bellshaw of Metro UK.
The Medvedev win ensured the first Russian victory at the ATP Cup as Karen Khachanov handed a straight-set defeat to Stefano Travaglia 7-5 6-3 in the opening rubber of the tie.