Medvedev defeats Fognini to lift inaugural Diriyah Tennis Cup in Riyadh

Daniil Medvedev of Russia returns a ball during a match at the Diriyah Tennis cup in Riyadh. (AFP)

Daniil Medvedev easily overcomes Fabio Fognini with a score of 6-2 6-2 to become the first winner of the Diriyah Tennis Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The final played on Saturday saw Medvedev in fine form from beginning to end as the Russian world number five capped off a successful year on tour that saw him make it all the way the finals of the US Open grand slam.

The Diriyah Tennis Cup, sponsored by Saudi Aramco, kicked off on Thursday as part of the “Diriyah Season” program, one of the Kingdom’s initiatives to develop the entertainment and sports sector is in line with Vision 2030.

The tournament made further Tennis history as it became the first to use Hawk-Eye Live technology, which replaces the need for line judges and sends visual and audio cues to the chair umpire and off-court monitors within a tenth of a second of a ball bouncing.

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