With a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Jannik Sinner, Daniil Medvedev maintained his incredible form to win the Miami Open for the first time.
His sixth ATP Tour final in as many events came at the Miami Open when Medvedev defeated Carlos Alcaraz after losing the Indian Wells final two weeks prior. In contrast to Sinner, who was displeased with Medvedev’s baseline game, the world No. 5 was a dominant force this time.
After Sinner generated five break points in the fifth game of set one, Medvedev did not face a break point the rest of the match. He served his way to victory with little opposition, completing the triumph in one hour and 34 minutes.
Medvedev won the opening set 7-5 and the second 6-3 to earn his fourth championship in five competitions. The Russian is 6-0 vs. Sinner and has a current record of 24-1 in the last five matches.
“I’m overjoyed. Today’s game was challenging. It was possibly the hottest and muggiest day ever,” said Medvedev.
“The going wasn’t easy. I’m not sure if Jannik suffered from a minor injury or cramp. I also tried not to show that I was struggling.”
Having not experienced Masters 1000 success since he won Toronto in 2021, he continued, “I haven’t won such a huge championship in maybe a year and a half. Toward the finish, I felt a little unsteady, but I’m not afraid to win. However, the hands continued to shake a little, making the service a little bit more difficult. I was able to gather myself and win the match.”