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.
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."
Make that 2️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ career wins for @DaniilMedwed! @AbiertoLosCabos | #ATC2022 pic.twitter.com/o00ZFAgvmZ
— ATP Tour (@atptour) August 4, 2022
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:
Good quarterfinals in Los Cabos… (all to be played tonight)
Medvedev v Berankis 🇱🇹
🇷🇸 Kecmanovic v Nakashima 🇺🇸
🇲🇩 Albot v Norrie 🇬🇧
🇺🇸 Johnson v Auger-Aliassime 🇨🇦
— TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) August 4, 2022