Having missed out on playing in Wimbledon because of the ban on Russian and Belarusian players, this is Medvedevs first match in six weeks. He beat Australian Rink Hijikata 6-4, 6-3 in the opening match at the Los Cabos Open.
When asked how he felt about his 250th win, he said, “Somebody told me this a few days ago on media day, otherwise I would have not known.”
“But that’s nice, that’s probably a milestone in a way I want more victories, but that’s nice to have 250.”
“We’ll try to get more.”
He is the seventh man born after 1990 to win 250 times and the second man born after 1995 to do so.
Men Born In 1990 or Later to Record 250 Tour Level Career Wins:
- Milos Raonic [born in 1990]
- Grigor Dimitrov [born in 1991]
- Alexander Zverev [born in 1997]
- Dominic Thiem [born in 1993]
- David Goffin [born in 1990]
- Pablo Carreno Busta [born in1991]
- Daniil Medvedev [born in 1996]
He and current World No.2 Zverev are the two men who were born after 1995 to clock 250 wins.
Medvedev is currently enjoying his 11th week as World No.1. He next won against Ricardas Bernakis in the quarters and is to play Miomir Kecmanovi in the semifinals.