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) event 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 in opposition to 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 gained 15 tournaments below the auspices of the group. His greatest Grand Slam event outcome was successful the US Open in 2021. Medvedev gained the ATP Cup and Davis Cup the identical yr as a part of the Russian group.Davidovich Fokina, 23, is ranked thirty first globally and has not gained any ATP tournaments. At Grand Slam tournaments, his greatest result’s reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open in 2021.The Rotterdam event is an ATP 500 event on arduous courts. The overall prize fund of the event is greater than $2 million. Final yr it was gained by Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.