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Daniil Medvedev points towards fatigue after withdrawing from ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament



The Australian Open finalist withdrew from the Rotterdam-based tournament, citing fatigue as the reason why.

Daniil Medvedev fell at the final hurdle in the Australian Open, losing in the final to Rafael Nadal despite taking a two-set lead.

The world No.2 stormed into the lead in Melbourne, but Nadal’s experience shone through as he claimed a 2-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 victory.

The 25-year-old was hoping to pick up his second Grand Slam title, but took defeat in his stride, praising the remarkable performance of Nadal.


However, while many expected Medvedev to quickly return to the court in search of other silverware, the Russian has instead decided to withdraw from an upcoming tournament.


The ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament is scheduled to start this week in Rotterdam, yet Medvedev withdrew, stating he was fatigued from his Australian Open run.

Having played five sets in the final, four in the semi-final and five again in the quarter-final, it’s hardly surprising that Medvedev is feeling exhausted.

Ahead of the tournament, Medvedev said “Unfortunately I will not play in Rotterdam this year. I just got back from Australia and am not ready to compete.


“Rotterdam is one of the favourite stops on the Tour and Richard does a great job for the players there. I look forward to coming back in the future.”

Medvedev is not the only star who’ll be absent from the tournament either, with world No.10 Jannik Sinner forced to withdraw after testing positive for Covid-19.

Both Medvedev and Sinner were replaced on short notice, with their spots taken by Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.


The tournament is scheduled to start on February 5, with the final played on February 13.