Medvedev and Halep warn, Tsitsipas marches on to the final 16
Melbourne: Russia’s “villain” settled in the final 16 with Stefanos Tsitsipas, and yesterday, world’s second-largest title favorite Daniil Medvedev won the Australian Open spectators. After Friday’s drama, defending champion Naomi Osaka left Melbourne in the third round, and on the sixth day the major female seeds were almost fine. Second seed Arina Sabalenka overcame some of her serving Yips and Simona Halep was a strong winner. The former number one plays the self-proclaimed “dinosaur” Alizé Cornet for the quarter-final location on Monday. Medvedev, the de facto top seed for men after defending champion Novak Djokovic was deported on the eve of the Grand Slam, was one of Melbourne Park after booing him with his second victory over Australia’s Showman Nick. Djokovic said the club’s fans were “low IQ”.
The current U.S. Open champion was called a “villain” by the local media in a way that offended Kyrgios, required four sets and a plethora of calm to silence Rod Laver Arena. However, it was completely comfortable as I dismissed the unseeded Dutch Beautic van de Zandshurp and made some friends in the process. The 25-year-old Medvedev stayed calm in the heat at the Margaret Court Arena, passing 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in 1 hour 55 minutes and playing against American Maxime Cressy in the fourth round.
“I say that, it’s easier to play a guy from the Netherlands than a guy from Australia in Melbourne, Australia,” said Medvedev, who has the same love-hate dynamics as the New York crowd. rice field. “I think it’s good because every good relationship must have ups and downs. It’s funny and real. Some relationship continues.” Greek fourth-seeded Tsitsipas chasing Maiden Major. He also defeated the unseeded Frenchman Benoît Paire 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, playing Taylor Fritz of the United States. ..
It was based on the serve of Tsitsipas. Despite losing the set and sending 21 aces, he didn’t drop the service game. Medvedev and Tsitsipas have two generations, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who are just behind Djokovic’s “Big Three” in the semi-finals. However, Russia’s fifth seed, Andrey Rublev, who lost to 2018 runner-up Marin Cilic in four sets, was defeated. Felix Auger Aliassime sent Dan Evans home by thrashing 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 with the last Briton standing in the singles.
Auger-Aliassime is considered a serious talent for men’s tennis, and the 21-year-old Canadian warned his rivals that he was beginning to relax at the end of the major business. “Of course, I played more and more Grand Slams and played in the semifinals (last year’s US Open). I feel more on my behalf,” he said. Another fast-growing talent, the 20-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner, will defeat Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel in four sets to face Australia’s Alex de Minaur.
“What else can I ask for?”
In a female draw, Halep set a date with France’s Cornet, beating US Open champion Emma Raducanu’s conqueror Danka Cobinick 6-2, 6-1 in just 64 minutes. Halep, who refitted, confidently participated in the tournament and was always in charge after his first title in 16 months at the Melbourne warm-up event earlier this month. The 14th seed then plays against an unseeded cornet. Cornet celebrated his 32nd birthday with Slovenian 29th seed Tamara Zidane Sek and 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 victories. The crowd sang Happy Birthday and serenade her. “It’s definitely a very special victory to be back in the second week, 13 years after my first (time). It’s a very special thing,” she said. “My birthday day, what else can I ask for?”
World No. 2 Sabalenka overcame some of the serving problems that plagued early in the season, but still overcame 10 double faults and had 3 sets to pass 31-seeded Marka Vendrusova. I needed it. The Belarusians now meet Kaia Kanepi, a veteran of Estonian sowing seeds. Also, safely entering the fourth round, it was 7-seeded Iga Swiatek who looked ominous, beating 25-seeded Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 6-3, but 10-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was not seeded. I was a surprise loser to Sorana Cirstea.
https://www.kuwaittimes.com/medvedev-tsitsipas-march-into-last-16-as-halep-fires-warning/ Medvedev and Halep warn, Tsitsipas marches on to the final 16