As for Medvedev, he cruised through the first round of the US Open with Stefan Kozlov in straight sets. The reigning champion won 6-2 6-4 6-0 and showcased his talent as he found form towards the end of the match.
“The first match is never easy,” Medvedev added. “Stefan doesn’t have a single outstanding shot, but he’s close to the Top 100. He’s an excellent player, I’ve known him since his junior days. I am very happy with the outcome and the victory.”
The US Open began on 26 August and runs until the men’s singles final on 11 September.