May 20, 2022

Australian Open: Second seed Daniil Medvedev wins in straight sets to arrive at fourth round

 

The 2021 finalist guaranteed an agreeable 6-4 6-4 6-2 success against the world number 57 inside Margaret Court Arena.

The US Open hero will play American Maxime Cressy in the last 16 after he beat Australian Christopher O’Connell.

Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas additionally advanced with triumph in four sets against Benoit Paire.

  • Tsitsipas, 23, recorded a 6-3 7-5 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 triumph on Rod Laver Arena against Frenchman Paire, positioned 56th.
  • The double cross semi-finalist will confront American twentieth seed Taylor Fritz for a spot in the quarter-finals.
  • Fritz conquered Spanish fifteenth seed Roberto Bautista Agut in five sets, fighting back from losing successive sets to win 6-0 3-6 3-6 6-4 6-3.

Subsequent to getting through an engaging four-set match against Australian Nick Kyrgios, Medvedev experienced not many issues against the main player to win a set against him on his hurry to the US Open title in September.

A break of serve in the third round of the initial two sets was to the point of putting the Russian, 25, in charge of his third-round match – albeit the subsequent seed confronted a break moment that driving 3-2 in the second.

Yet, the amazing Medvedev, the most noteworthy positioned player in the draw, recorded a twofold break in the third set as he clinically finished off the match by dominating five sequential matches.

Forthcoming adversary Cressy, 24, beat trump card O’Connell 6-2 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 6-2 to get his first significant fourth round appearance.

I was trusting you would have been somewhat simpler on me you all, Medvedev kidded to the group, after he got boos following his success over Australian Kyrgios on Thursday.

I’ll put it along these lines, it’s more straightforward to play a person from the Netherlands than a person from Australia in Australia, in Melbourne.

Each great relationship should have its highs and lows so I believe it’s great, it’s engaging and it’s genuine, there is some relationship continuing.

Tsitsipas had won his past three gatherings with Paire and took his first break point of the match as he hustled into a 3-0 lead en route to guaranteeing the principal set.

The 23-year-old got away from two break focuses on his initial assistance game in the second and couldn’t pursue one of three open doors in the accompanying game – yet he in the long run made the leap forward in the eleventh game prior to serving out the set.