PAP / EPA / NEIL HALL / Pictured: Danio Medvedev
Ranked “two” Danio Medvedev was the last to report in the fourth round. In Saturday’s match, he needed five sets to beat Marina Silesia 6:7 (3), 3:6, 6:3, 6:3, 6:2. The meeting between the Russian and the Croatian took three hours and 36 minutes.
The fans gathered at Stadium 1 and watched an interesting scene in front of the television sets. Cilic is an experienced tennis player who won on grass in 2017 at Queen’s Club, then reached the Wimbledon final. On the other hand, Medvedev is still learning to play on the grass and has just won the ATP 250 competition in Mallorca.
The Croatian was the best in Stuttgart a few weeks ago and indicated a return to the high level. He started the match with Medvedev without any complications. He played hard and served wonderfully. He didn’t use the breakout advantage in the opening match, but he did better in the tiebreak. And in the second batch, he, in turn, tried to break in the third and ninth games, thanks to which he was leading 2-0 after two matches.
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But the Russian was reborn in the third group. He had the advantage of being younger than Selic, so time was working in his favour. Medvedev broke his opponent’s pass three times in the third inning, and in the fourth batch he was satisfied with one break. In the deciding set, the Croat lost his power and quickly became 0: 5. Then Muscovite had problems finishing the duel, but in the eighth match he used the ball of the fourth match. After a long fight, he won the match 0-2 in groups and will play in the second week of the London Championship.
Medvedev and Hubert Hurkacz reached the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in their careers. The tennis player from Moscow has already won the Grand Slam final twice. In 2019, he lost the US Open title match to Rafael Nadal. However, this season he reached the final of the Australian Open, where Novak Djokovic was better than him.
Medvedev’s duel with Hurkacz will take place on Monday. For the last time in the history of the tournament, Sunday will be a holiday (we wrote here about the changes from 2022). The Pole and the Russian will face each other for the first time in professional courts.
Championships, Wimbledon (UK)
Grand Slam tournament, grass field, prizes totaling 35 million pounds
Saturday 3 July
3rd round singles:
Danesh Medvedev (Russia, 2) vs. Marin Cilic (Croatia, 32) 6:7 (3), 3:6, 6:3, 6:3, 6:2
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