Medvedev Is 2023 Miami Open Champion, Wins 4th Title This Season
World No.5 Daniil Medvedev has won the fourth title in five finals played this season after clinching his first Miami Open presented by Itaú title by prevailing over Italian Jannik Sinner, 7-5, 6-3, in 1 hour and 34 minutes.
“Really happy. It’s the best start of the season I have ever had. Amazing amount of points won. For sure a pity there was no Grand Slam at this period, but yeah, generally super happy and looking forward to the season even more,” said the 2023 Miami Open champion.
This was Medvedev’s eighth ATP Masters 1000 final and the first title at this level since he won Toronto in 2021, against Reilly Opelka. He is the eighth player to win five different Masters-1000 tournaments. The World No. 5 has reached the 19th tour-level title at an unprecedented 19th different event.
So far this season, he claimed the trophy in Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai before reaching the Indian Wells final in his previous event before Miami, in which he lost to Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz. With the fourth championship today, he now leads the ATP in terms of title wins this season.
After a series of initial holds in the first set, Sinner was the first to break serve, opening a 3-2 lead. However, Medvedev answered immediately and leveled 3-3.
The World No. 5 was able to clinch the first set in the 12th game, when he broke the Italian again to win 7-5 in exactly one hour.
In the beginning of the second set, Sinner lost intensity – he saw the doctor on the court – in the end. From now on, his intensity was not the same, and Medvedev was the steadier of the two, making the Italian move more.
Medvedev now has a 6-0 record in matches against Sinner – today they played their second final of the season: earlier in Rotterdam, the World No. 5 overcame the Italian 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.