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French Open: Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev all make progress in Paris | Tennis Information

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World No 2 Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev all made it via to the fourth-round of the French Open at Roland Garros on Friday, whereas Alejandro Davidovich Fokina received a five-set epic

Final Up to date: 04/06/21 11:49pm

Daniil Medvedev held an 0-4 document at Roland Garros previous to this 12 months, however was rock-solid towards Reilly Opelka as he continued his bid to rise to No 1 within the ATP rankings

Daniil Medvedev continued his new-found affinity for the Roland Garros clay with a straight-sets win over large American Reilly Opelka, whereas Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev additionally superior.

Having not received a match on the French Open previous to this 12 months, Russian Medvedev has now dropped only one set in three contests, along with his newest success a 6-4 6-2 6-4 victory over Opelka.

The 23-year-old is even taller than John Isner at 6ft 11inches and enjoys enjoying on clay however this was Medvedev’s day, the Russian firing 28 winners and breaking Opelka’s serve 5 instances to maneuver into the final 16.

“Clay at Roland Garros feels nice this 12 months,” stated Medvedev. “As I stated after the primary spherical, now I do know that to beat me, the fellows should play properly. I’m undoubtedly proud of my sport and my return at this time, as a result of I really hit extra aces than him. That is an excellent achievement.”

Medvedev will subsequent meet Chile’s Cristian Garin after the twenty second seed clay-court specialist defeated American Marcos Giron 6-1 5-7 6-2 6-2.

Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated John Isner to reach the fourth round of the French Open under the lights at Roland Garros

Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated John Isner to succeed in the fourth spherical of the French Open below the lights at Roland Garros

Stefanos Tsitsipas thwarted the firepower of John Isner to make it via below the lights of Court docket Philippe Chatrier.

American Isner performed an excellent first set earlier than the Greek wore his opponent all the way down to win 5-7 6-3 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 and arrange a conflict with Spanish twelfth seed Pablo Carreno Busta.

Tsitsipas stated: “He is a giant man who hits wonderful strokes. I can study lots enjoying towards him, he is one of many hardest guys to play. His serve is clearly a giant impediment.

“I did not have one of the best begin. Issues began going my approach within the second set, I began discovering my returns, feeling my sport slightly bit higher from the baseline. I believe my head cleaned up and led me to that essential victory.”

A tremendous match on court docket 14 noticed Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina see off fifteenth seed Casper Ruud 7-6 (7-3) 2-6 7-6 (8-6) 0-6 7-5 after 4 hours and 35 minutes.

Ruud had reached no less than the semi-finals of his earlier 4 tournaments and was tipped as a darkish horse but it surely was Davidovich Fokina who got here out on prime, saving a break level within the closing sport with an underarm serve.

Alexander Zverev will play a resurgent Kei Nishikori next

Alexander Zverev will play a resurgent Kei Nishikori subsequent

German sixth seed Alexander Zverev beat Laslo Djere 6-2 7-5 6-2 after a exceptional comeback within the second set to arrange a last-16 conflict with Kei Nishikori.

Zverev discovered himself 5-2 down within the second set when he roared again into type to win 5 video games in a row.

Japanese star Nishikori progressed after his opponent Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland retired harm, trailing 7-5.

Federico Delbonis superior to the fourth spherical of a Grand Slam for the primary time in his profession after a 6-4 6-1 6-3 win over Italian twenty seventh seed Fabio Fognini, who made 53 unforced errors.

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