Daniil Medvedev reacts to coming back from two sets down versus Marin Cilic

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Daniil Medvedev reacts to coming back from two sets down versus Marin Cilic

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev was thrilled after coming back from two sets down to beat 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic. Medvedev, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 2 in the world, recovered from two sets to beat Cilic 6-7 (3) 3-6 6-3 6-3 6-2 and reach the Wimbledon round-of-16.

“It was an unbelievable match,” Medvedev said in an on-court interview. “I think tennis fans always enjoy watching players come back from two-sets-to-love down and for it to be five sets. I certainly do so when I watch tennis on the TV.

It’s my first comeback [from 0-2 sets down], and actually what’s amazing is against David Goffin at Wimbledon in 2019, I was two-sets-to-love down and I had a break in the fifth set, but I lost. So when I left the court after the fourth set today, I told myself, ‘It’s not going to be another one of those’.

“So I’m really happy. When I was 5-0, 40/0 up at the end and Marin came back to 2-5, I thought to myself, ‘Again..!’. Marin is an amazing player and for the first two sets he basically destroyed me”.

Medvedev claimed a comeback win

Cilic claimed the first break of the match in the sixth but got broken back immediately in the following game as the set had to be resolved in a tie-break. In the tie-break, Cilic realized his first set point to win a tight opener.

After winning a tight first set, Cilic broke Medvedev in the third and ninth game to take a two-set lead. Cilic also broke Medvedev in the third set but the Russian responded with three breaks in the set to force a fourth set.

Medvedev started the fourth set with a 3-0 lead, before serving out for the set in the ninth game. Medvedev started the fifth set with a 5-0 lead but Cilic managed to reduce the deficit to 5-2. However, that was all from Cilic as Medvedev served out for the match in the eighth game.