Daniil Medvedev is on a roll! The young Russian has just played in his fifth straight final since early August, beating the Croatian Borna Ćorić in straight sets (6–3, 6–1) on Sunday to lift his first St. Petersburg Open.

The match was pretty much one-sided right from the beginning. Medvedev broke Ćorić in the fifth game after the Croatian made a double fault on 30–40.

Pumped up by the home crowd, Medvedev managed to convert on his third set point after a beautiful return and win the first set after only 41 minutes of play.

In the second set, we saw more of the same. The Russian made two quick breaks at the start and allowed only one game to his opponent until the end. He confirmed the title with an ace down the line and finished the match in only 1 hour and 12 minutes. It is worth noting that Medvedev won a tournament without even dropping a set.

Medvedev, who was very calm after the win, also had words of praise for his opponent: “After the match, you could see how happy I was. Especially beating Borna, who is an amazing player…”

This was Medvedev’s fifth straight final in less than two months after he had an amazing North American tour (Washington, Montreal, Cincinnati, US Open). This is also his third title of the year (Sofia, Cincinnati), and the only one that he has won on the Russian soil.

Daniil Medvedev also qualified for the ATP Finals in London and locked his spot as the world’s number four on the ATP rankings. For Ćorić, it was a missed opportunity to win his first hard-court ATP title in his first final of the year.

Both players are planning on participating in the Rolex Shanghai Masters at the beginning of October.

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