The Russian is back on hard courts for the first time since spring.By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday August 3, 2022

Daniil Medvedev played – and won – his first match since June, and cracked a milestone as a result. The top-ranked Russian defeated Rinky Hijikata, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals in Los Cabos.

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The 26-year-old had to rely on the media to find out about his milestone. He is 250-109 lifetime on the ATP Tour, and 28-10 on the season.

"Somebody told me this a few days ago at media day, otherwise I would not have known," Medvedev said of the reaching the 250-win milestone. "That's probably a milestone in a way. For sure I want more victories but that's also nice to have 250.

"We'll try to get more."

The Russian, playing on hard courts for the first time since the Miami Open in March, will face Ricardas Berankis for a spot in the semifinals on Thursday night in Los Cabos.

Medvedev owns 13 career titles but has not won a trophy on tour in 2022. He has lost finals at the Australian Open (Nadal), ‘s-Hertogenbosvh (Van Rijthoven) and Halle (Hurkacz).

He is 17-5 on hard courts in 2022.

The quarterfinals shape up as follows: