Athletistic / Tennis. The 3rd racket in the world, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, successfully started the ATP-500 tournament in Beijing (China). In the first round he beat the American Tommy Paul (6:2, 6:1).

The opponents spent 1 hour and 21 minutes on the field. Medvedev served nine times, made a service error three times and converted five out of 11 break points.

Paul, ranked 13th in the world rankings, never made a single miss, made two service errors and converted one out of four break points.

Judge warns Medvedev after Russian’s caustic question

During the match, referee Fergus Murphy warned the Russian for taking too long. Medvedev did not agree with this. He told the judge he missed the time limit because the ball boys were serving the balls too slowly. Medvedev also repeatedly told the judge: “Are you blind?

For these comments, the Russian received a warning for unsportsmanlike behavior.

Medvedev’s next opponent will be Australian Alex de Minaur, who defeated Scotsman Andy Murray in a fierce fight.