Daniil Medvedev became the highest-ranked player to exit the French Open after losing a marathon encounter against Brazilian qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild on a windy Tuesday.
Browsing: Daniil Medvedev
Red-hot fourth seed Medvedev has now reached the final in five consecutive events after triumphs in Doha, Rotterdam and Dubai before finishing runner-up at Indian Wells.
Reaching the Wimbledon final has wetted the Australian’s appetite for more success on the big stage and he produced a superb display of power and touch to win 7-6 (11) 3-6 6-3 6-2.
Playing his first tournament of the year following his deportation from Australia, Djokovic had looked impressive in his first two matches.
Djokovic had an emotional end to his US Open as he left his post-match press conference in tears after losing the final to Daniil Medvedev.
Djokovic was trying to become the first man in over a half-century to win all four majors in the same year
His latest triumph in Melbourne has brought the 33-year-old world number one Djokovic to within two of the record mark of 20 major wins shared by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The Russian was in outrageously good form yet again as he ruthlessly disposed of Tsitsipas in what was an utterly sublime display on Rod Laver Arena.
The world number one, who has won the title on each of the eight previous occasions he has reached the semi-finals in Melbourne, claimed his first straight-sets win since the first round, beating the world number 114 6-3 6-4 6-2.
Medvedev’s 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 win against Alexander Zverev of Germany on Sunday lifted him above 39-year-old Swiss Roger Federer who has sat out most of the season following an operation.
The world No 2 needed four hours and 50 minutes to beat Daniil Medvedev in a grueling final on Sunday.
Spain’s Nadal, 33, won 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 against the fifth seed in New York.
Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters for the second year in a row after polishing off his US Open preparation with a Rogers Cup title on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title.
The victory meant the Serb struck back for the old guard at the Australian Open to reach his 10th quarter-final at Melbourne Park.
Japan’s Kei Nishikori overcame Daniil Medvedev in the Brisbane International final on Sunday for his first ATP title in nearly three years and the 12th of his career.
Roger Federer has advanced to the 14th Swiss Indoors final of his career by beating seventh-seeded Daniil Medvedev 6-1 6-4.
It helped him to push past unseeded Serbian Filip Krajinovic 6-2 4-6 6-4 and reach the last-16 in Basel.
Roger Federer opened the defence of his Shanghai Masters title with an absorbing three-set victory against an in-form Daniil Medvedev.
The Japanese was aiming for his third title on home soil.