said goodbye to Rotterdam in the first round after losing to
(7-6 , 6-4) in his worst game in recent months.
In this way, the Russian will not be able to reach 'number two' in the ranking this week, which will continue to be held by
, still out of action after his back injury.
Medvedev's nerves, who racked up eight double faults and 25 unforced errors, were revealed in the penultimate game, when he smashed his racket on the Center Court floor.
The chair umpire punished the 25-year-old Russian with a penalty point and Lajovic defined without major with a blank game with his serve.
The Serbian's high level of the rest riled up the recent Australian Open finalist, unable to take advantage of his two break options in the fourth game of the second set.
In fact, his serve, with which he added 12 'aces', was the only resource in his repertoire with which he put the world number 27 in trouble.
Interestingly, Medvedev has only won one game in the four tournaments where he had played number one in the draw.
Lajovic, meanwhile, scored the second victory of his career against an opponent who started as the main favorite for the title.
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