Brazilian qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild outs 2023 Rome Masters champion Daniil Medvedev in a thrilling five-setter.

The match proved to be one of the best matches of the first round, as both players showed outstanding hitting.

Wild was the first to draw blood as he took out Daniil in the First Set Tie-break with a big FH to close out the Set. After winning the opening set, he looked to have blown his chances of winning the match when he failed to convert a 6-4 lead in the second set tie-break, missing the easiest of overheads to hand Medvedev the set.

Daniil Medvedev also comfortably won the third set as well, but former US Open Junior champion Seyboth Wild fought back brilliantly in the fourth and broke the Medvedev serve three times in the decider to win a thriller.

I watched Daniil play since I was junior and beating him on such a court is a dream come true,’. “I tried to use my forehand against his, and it worked pretty well. Started cramping at the start of the second set, but I used my mental strength to play my best tennis.”

The Brazilian becomes the lowest ranked player since No 213 Mariano Zabaleta defeated No 2 Petr Korda in 1998 1R.