The world number seven also saw off Novak Djokovic in the semifinals on his way to the title in Dubai
Daniil Medvedev (L) and Andrey Rublev (R) celebrate with their respective trophies in Dubai, UAE on March 04, 2023. © Getty Images / Francois Nel
Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev continued his resurgent form with victory in the final of the ATP tour event in Dubai, where he defeated compatriot Andrey Rublev in straight sets on Saturday.
Medvedev triumphed 6-2 6-2 over world number six Rublev, who was defending champion at the tournament.
Medvedev, 27, had overcome world number one Novak Djokovic at the semifinal stage in Dubai, ending the Serb’s 20-match winning streak.
The title in Dubai was an 18th at ATP tour level for Medvedev, who extended his unbeaten run to 14 matches. The Moscow-born star has won the last three tournaments he has entered as he aims to climb back up the ATP rankings, having enjoyed 16 weeks as world number one in 2022.