Daniil Medvedev defeated Serbian twenty eighth seed Miomir Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.© AFP
World quantity two Daniil Medvedev eased into the fourth spherical on the French Open on Saturday, defeating Serbian twenty eighth seed Miomir Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. Medvedev will play former US Open champion Marin Cilic or 37-year-old Frenchman Gilles Simon for a spot within the final eight.
The second seed wanted simply an hour and 48 minutes to dispatch the 22-year-old Kecmanovic, and did not lose serve a single time.
“It is uncommon on clay, even with Rafa (Nadal) that by no means occurs,” joked Medvedev, who returned from hernia surgical procedure the week earlier than Roland Garros.
The Russian fell within the opening spherical on his first 4 journeys to Paris earlier than reaching the quarter-finals a yr in the past.
“It was actually arduous, everybody was asking how I might be quantity two on this planet with out getting previous the primary spherical,” stated the reigning US Open champion.
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