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 towards 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 underneath the auspices of the group. His finest Grand Slam match outcome was successful the US Open in 2021. Medvedev received the ATP Cup and Davis Cup the identical yr as a part of the Russian workforce.Davidovich Fokina, 23, is ranked thirty first globally and has not received any ATP tournaments. At Grand Slam tournaments, his finest result’s reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open in 2021.The Rotterdam match is an ATP 500 match on arduous courts. The full prize fund of the match is greater than $2 million. Final yr it was received by Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.