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Italian Open 2024: Tommy Paul Minces No Words in a Bratty Jibe at Daniil Medvedev After Taking Revenge

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The Americans are flying in Europe and this time it’s Tommy Paul’s turn to shine. Coming into the Italian Open, the 14th-seeded player came from one of the toughest opponents to deal on the clay, Daniil Medvedev. However, after a series of constant defeats, the American star finally found a way and defeated the world number 4 player. While this win would have meant him a lot, he certainly took a moment to celebrate it with a jibe.

The match ended with the final scoreline of 6-1, 6-4. Celebrating the win, he took to the post-match conference and made sure that his feelings were clear to his fans. In the post-match conference, the American star said that the Russian star was pretty good in their previous head-to-head encounters and even managed to hand him a defeat this year at the Indian Wells as well.

So, bagging a win against him would certainly mean a lot to him. “He beat the brakes off me last year and got me at Indian Wells. So this one was good,” said Tommy Paul in the post-match conference after bagging a win.

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Thus, Tommy Paul, who was finally able to get the better of his Russian opponent made sure that he celebrated in style. With this win, he also marked his second head-to-head win against the star. With the win now, he will be taking against Hubert Hurkacz.

Tommy Paul ends Daniil Medvedev’s title defence and will now face Hubert Hurkacz

With the win, Tommy Paul ended Daniil Medvedev’s chances of title defence in Rome. The Russian superstar, last year defeated Holger Rune in an epic clash but this time, he could not make things count against the American superstar. Having secured his place in the quarter-finals, he will now be playing against Hubert Hurkacz who overcame Sebastian Baez in an epic 3-set thriller in his round-of-16 match.

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Apparently, these two players have also met each other on just two occasions and both have won 1 match each and this will be their third ever meeting. Interestingly, the other two meetings between the two have also been in the Masters 1000s and this will also be the same. Their first meeting was at the Paris Masters back in 2021 and the second one came back at the Indian Wells last year.

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Having said that, how far will Tommy Paul go in his quest for clay court glory in Rome? Will he be able to get past Hubert Hurkacz? Do let us know in the comments below!

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