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Australian Open 3rd round: Medvedev wins over Aussie crowd and Dutch opponent

time:2023-12-02 07:43:36source:rna

As Daniil Medvedev sat courtside trying to re-hydrate during a changeover, an image of nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic flashed up in the stadium behind him.

Australian Open 3rd round: Medvedev wins over Aussie crowd and Dutch opponent

It was in the third set Saturday, and it was like the absent No. 1 was looking over the shoulder of the player who is effectively the No. 1 seed at the year’s first Grand Slam tournament.

Australian Open 3rd round: Medvedev wins over Aussie crowd and Dutch opponent

Medvedev, who lost last year’s Australian Open final to Djokovic but avenged that with a victory over the Serb for the U.S. Open title, reached the fourth round for the fourth straight year at Melbourne Park with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over Botic van de Zandschulp.

Australian Open 3rd round: Medvedev wins over Aussie crowd and Dutch opponent

Meddy marches on ➡️@daniilmedwed moves into Week 2 by defeating Botic van de Zandschulp 6-4 6-4 6-2.#AusOpen · #AO2022
🎥 : @wwos · @espn · @eurosport · @wowowtennis pic.twitter.com/MoYB6Sb4SP

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2022

The 25-year-old Russian was a conspicuous fan favorite on Margaret Court Arena, too, two days after being unsettled by the boos and jeers of a parochial crowd on Rod Laver Arena when he ended the run of mercurial Aussie Nick Kyrgios.

He was critical of a lack of respect in that match _ mostly about the noise between first and second serves _ and this time offered some relationship advice to the crowd.

Medvedev magic ✨
@DaniilMedwed · #AusOpen · #AO2022
🎥: @wwos · @espn · @eurosport · @wowowtennis pic.twitter.com/wSWq1d71Uq

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2022

“Every good relationship must have its ups and downs,” he said in his on-court TV interview, explaining that he planned to be back on court quite often in the future. “I hope it’s going to be more good times than bad times, otherwise it doesn’t work.”

Medvedev later clarified he didn’t have a problem with the Australian crowds and had been fully expecting to have them against him when he played Kyrgios _ just not while he was in his service motion.

“The other night I was playing against an Australian player, very electric Australian player,” he said. “After the match, I think it was, yeah, straightaway pretty actually fun for everybody.

“That’s how I felt, and I didn’t see actually a lot of let’s say negative reactions.”

A 34-ball rally in the first game?!

Buckle up, mates 🍿

Botic van de Zandschulp & @daniilmedwed · #AusOpen · #AO2022
🎥: @wwos · @espn · @eurosport · @wowowtennis pic.twitter.com/S6sPGK0not

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2022

Medvedev avoided a showdown with Djokovic after the world’s top-ranked player had his visa canceled and was deported on the eve of the tournament for failing to meet Australia’s strict COVID-19 vaccination criteria.


He also avoided another match against an Australian in the fourth round when wildcard entry Chris O’Connell lost to Maxime Cressy 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-2.

Medvedev’s moment 🎾

Our 2021 #AusOpen finalist @DaniilMedwed faces Botic van de Zandschulp.#AusOpen · #AO2022 pic.twitter.com/uEFf5Z0B3c

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2022

Cressy’s win means there’s two 24-year-old Americans who’ll be in the fourth round of a major for their first time.

No. 70-ranked Cressy is in his fourth Grand Slam tournament. No. 20-ranked Taylor Fritz finally made it in his 22nd attempt, with a 6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over No. 15 Roberto Bautista Agut, and said it “means a ton.”

This is what it means 🥲

🇺🇸 @Taylor_Fritz97 reaches Week 2 at a Grand Slam for the first time with a 6-0 3-6 3-6 6-4 6-3 win over Roberto Bautista Agut.#AO2022 • #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/vlh7Wt4TyZ

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2022

Believe it, @Taylor_Fritz97. You’re in Week 2 of a Grand Slam 🙌 #AusOpen • #AO2022 pic.twitter.com/nfgdCxHDr6

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2022

“I mean, it’s huge. Like after that match I was almost close to like tearing up a bit,” Fritz said. “It seems stupid, because so many people have made the second week of Slams but it’s just, like, eluded me for so long.


“I never doubted it would happen,” he added, “but I definitely, definitely was getting sick of playing, you know, Top 4 player for the opportunity every time.”

Fritz will next play fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, a runner-up at the French Open and semifinalist in Australia last year, who fended off Benoit Paire 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-4.

Hey Siri, tell @steftsitsipas he’s into the fourth round at #AO2022 😅

The world No.4 defeats Benoit Paire 6-3 7-5 6-7(2) 6-4 to secure a spot in the second week of the #AusOpen. pic.twitter.com/gFpwWbaYh6

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2022

▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ @steftsitsipas • #AusOpen • #AO2022 pic.twitter.com/coF5F0weAU

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2022

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No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime progressed with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 win over No. 24 Dan Evans, winning 14 of the last 16 games.

Former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic has upset No. 5-seeded Andrey Rublev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

The 33-year-old Cilic, who won the 2014 U.S. Open title and was a runner-up to Roger Federer in Australia in 2018, beat Rublev 7-5, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3 in the last match completed on Day 6 of the year’s first Grand Slam tournament.

Look who's back 👀

🇭🇷 @cilic_marin upsets Andrey Rublev 7-5 7-6(3) 3-6 6-3 to reach the round of 16 at the #AusOpen for the eighth time.#AO2022 pic.twitter.com/rpaj8mTseh

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2022


He went into the encounter with just one win in his previous 15 matches against Top 10 players and had lost his previous four head-to-heads against Rublev, but was dominant from the start.

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Cilic will next play No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime, who won 14 of the last 16 games in his 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 third-round win over No. 24 Dan Evans.


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