Daniil Medvedev loses first match back since injury to Gasquet in Geneva

Daniil Medvedev returned to tennis today in Geneva but he played a rusty match losing to longtime Geneva resident Richard Gasquet 2-6 6-7(5).

Richard Gasquet has lived in Geneva for many years and he knows their courts extremely well. It was certainly evident when the players took to the courts as Gasquet was able to exploit Medvedev's rustiness which consisted of bad movement, many errors, frustrations and the typical Daniil Medvedev clay experience. The first set was won by Gasquet 6-2.

The 2nd set featured a bit more battling despite Gasquet jumping out to a 2-0 lead. Medvedev eventually got back into the match by a Gasquet double on break point and that reenergized the Russian for a moment. He won a couple of service games with ease but still could not apply too much pressure on return. Medvedev and Gasquet finished it off in the tiebreak with Medvedev being behind for the majority of it.

At 5-6, Medvedev committed a double fault to lose the match and it was somewhat in line with how the match went for him. He was tempted to slam his racquet into the ground but abandoned those plans despite doing that earlier in the match. Not great from Medvedev ahead of Roland Garros.

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