TASS, February 15. Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev defeated Spanish participant Alejandro Davidovich Fokina within the first spherical match of the Affiliation of Tennis Professionals (ATP) match in Rotterdam.The match ended 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in favor of the Russian, who was seeded sixth. Medvedev will play within the second spherical in opposition to the winner of the match between French participant Kenten Alice and Dutch participant Botic van de Zandschulp.Medvedev, 27, ranks eleventh within the ATP rankings. The Russian tennis star received 15 tournaments below the auspices of the group. His greatest Grand Slam match end result was profitable the US Open in 2021. Medvedev received the ATP Cup and Davis Cup the identical 12 months as a part of the Russian crew.Davidovich Fokina, 23, is ranked thirty first globally and has not received any ATP tournaments. At Grand Slam tournaments, his greatest result’s reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open in 2021.The Rotterdam match is an ATP 500 match on arduous courts. The entire prize fund of the match is greater than $2 million. Final 12 months it was received by Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.