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Medvedev tops Murray at Miami Open

2022 Mar 27, 7:19, Miami Gardens
Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, returns a shot from Andy Murray, of Britain, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Daniil Medvedev never gave Andy Murray a chance.

The top-seeded Medvedev opened his quest at trying to reclaim the world’s No. 1 ranking Saturday by topping Murray 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the Miami Open. Medvedev never faced a break point in any of his nine service games.

He can reclaim the No. 1 spot by making the Miami semifinals.

“I’m happy that I managed, you know, to have zero break points against me,” said Medvedev, who had a first-round bye as a seeded player. “I feel like I have some room for improvement. But it was a great match against an amazing player. And I’m happy that I managed to go through.”

Only five men in the past 18 years have held the No. 1 ranking that is currently held by Novak Djokovic. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are also past No. 1’s — while Medvedev and Murray are the others. Murray was No. 1 from November 2016 through August 2017, and that distinction was handed off between Djokovic, Federer and Nadal since before Medvedev got there for the first time on Feb. 28.


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