Daniil Medvedev makes winning return to the tour

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Daniil Medvedev made a winning return to the tour at Los Cabos

Daniil Medvedev made a winning return to the tour as he defeated Australian wild card Rinky Hijikata 6-4, 6-3 in Los Cabos, Mexico on Wednesday.

Playing in his first match since June, Medvedev notched up his 250th match win as he returned to his favoured hard courts.

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“Somebody told me this a few days ago at media day, otherwise I would not have known,” Medvedev said of the reaching the 250-wins landmark.

“That’s probably a milestone in a way. For sure I want more victories but that’s also nice to have 250. We’ll try to get more.

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“It’s definitely not that easy to play after you stop for a while, especially [playing my] first match on hard courts in a long, long time, since Miami.

“Sensations were not bad. I could have just broke a little bit more, but when you win, everything is fine. I have to play like this in the next matches.”

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Through to the quarter-finals, Medvedev next faces Ricardas Berankis, who defeated Facundo Bagnis 7-6(4), 6-3 on Wednesday.

Medvedev did not compete at Wimbledon as the Championships had barred players from Russia and Belarus over the Ukraine war.

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