ATP 500 DUBAI.
Daniil Medvedev overcame Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-2 to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in just 68 minutes. Medvedev earning his first win over Rublev in more than two years to win the Dubai title on his debut and lift his third trophy in as many weeks, having also won Doha and Rotterdam back-to-back.
Medvedev, the third seed, produced a consistent performance to extend his winning streak to 14 matches. Medvedev and Rublev were doing battle for the seventh time with two streaks on the line. The world No 7 came into the final on a 13-match winning streak while the 25-year-old had won nine matches in a row in Dubai as the reigning champion.
The world No 7 wasted no time in taking the first set, closing it out 6-2 in just 36 minutes as he started to race to a third title win in as many weeks with a consistent play in the second set.