In Tokyo, Daniil Medvedev continued his breakthrough 2018 season by defeating hometown-favorite Kei Nishikori in the final. In just 62 minutes, the Russian earned his third title of the season, 6-2, 6-4.
This is Medvedev's first ATP 500 title, and his third career title after winning Sydney and Winston-Salem. The impressive week sends the 22-year-old up to No. 22 for the first time in his career. He's the highest-ranked Russian in the world, just head of Karen Khachanov.
So proud ???? ???????? https://t.co/hGQQYFRzNT— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) October 7, 2018
Medvedev gets no time to celebrate or rest as he heads straight to Shanghai where he will face wild card Zhang Ze in the first round.
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