This week at the Terra Wortmann Open in Halle, Daniil Medvedev looked unbreakable. In their quarter-final match on Thursday, the World No. 1 was put under a lot of strain by Roberto Bautista Agut, but Medvedev was clinical in taking his chances on his route to a 6-2, 6-4 triumph at the ATP 500 event. In the one-hour, 27-minute match on OWL Arena, the Medvedev serve proved to be a significant weapon at key points. The top seed saved all nine break points he faced against the Spaniard because to a combination of power and accuracy in his delivery. He's fended off each of the 17 break points he's faced this week.
Medvedev's first victory over the Spaniard in four tries. Bautista Agut was playing in his fourth quarter-final in Halle, and he played some excellent tennis in an attempt to repeat his semi-final performance from last year. However, he was unable to convert his break point opportunities, as Medvedev used a barrage of big serves to frequently dig himself out of trouble.
Both players fought off a break point to hold in the early stages, but it was Medvedev who stepped up to take possession when the score was 2-2. The World No. 1 won the first set in four games, striking the ball effectively from both wings and accumulating 14 winners to Bautista Agut's four.
Despite the disappointment of losing the first set, the Spaniard seemed revitalised in the second. With some top-notch all-court tennis in the second game, he surged to 15/40 on the Medvedev serve, but lacked the closing touch. He also missed out after leading 0/40 in the eighth game, and the World No. 1 made him pay by converting his only break point of the set at 3-3 to take the match.