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Dutch wildcard Tim Van Rijthoven upsets Daniil Medvedev to win first ATP title

Tim Van Rijthoven

Netherlands’ Tim Van Rijthoven reacts after his victory within the finals of the boys’s singles of the Libema Open tennis match in Rosmalen, The Netherlands, on June 12, 2022. (Picture by Sander Koning / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT

Dutch wildcard Tim van Rijthoven capped a dream run on the Libema Open by beating prime seed Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-1 within the closing in ‘s-Hertogenbosch on Sunday.

Van Rijthoven, ranked 205th on the earth, had by no means gained a main-draw match at an ATP Tour occasion till this week and he knocked out third seed Taylor Fritz and second seed Felix Auger-Aliassime earlier than victory over Medvedev in 65 minutes secured his maiden title.

The 25-year-old Van Rijthoven broke Medvedev 4 occasions and when the Russian’s return on championship level hit the online, he sank to the grass turf as the house crowd cheered their first Dutch champion on house soil in 19 years.

“Congrats Tim, superb week. First time in an ATP match (closing) and straightaway you destroy the quantity two on the earth in straight units,” Medvedev stated after accumulating the runners-up trophy.

“I don’t know the way it feels, so it should be feeling!”

Regardless of the loss, Medvedev, the US Open champion, returned to the highest of the ATP rankings on Monday.

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