Tsitsipas in four sets and Medvedev on the fast track to the round of 16

Melbourne (Australia), Jan 22 (EFE).- The Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (4) completed a great match despite giving up a set against the Frenchman Benoit Paire, whom he beat 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (6) and 6-4, while the main candidate Daniil Medvedev (2) agreed to the round of 16 of the Australian Open on the fast track by beating the Dutch Botic Van De Zandschulp 6-4, 6-4 and 6-2 . “I am very happy with the victory. Benoit is one of the great challenges in our game, he has a lot of talent and feeling for the game”, he commented after qualifying for the third time for the round of 16 at Melbourne Park. The Greek controlled from start to finish a match that he rounded off with 21 direct aces and benefited from the excessive 50 unforced errors of the Frenchman. “I have shared the track with Taylor since our adolescence and he has improved a lot,” he added about who will be his next rival after the Californian took a tight match against the Spanish Roberto Bautista 6-0, 3-6, 3-6 , 6-4 and 6-3. Tsitsipas, who dispelled the doubts generated as a result of his recent operation on an elbow, will continue with options to become the youngest tennis player to be crowned on the banks of the Yarra River after Rafael Nadal’s title in 2009. The Greek also solved the demanding proposal of a Van De Zandschulp who burst onto the circuit after his quarterfinals at the last US Open. “Even today, despite the fact that the scoreboard doesn’t show it, I feel that the match was much closer than the result says,” commented a Medvedev who played his match at the Margaret Court Arena after his dissatisfaction with the attitude of the crowd of the Rod Laver Arena after his victory against the local Nick Kyrgios. Medvedev reached the round of 16 in Melbourne for the fourth year in a row and will face one of the fittest men at the start of the season in the next round: American Maxime Cressy. Cressy, who beat the local and invited Christopher O’Connell, will put to the test with his particular style of serve and volley the solidity of the Russian who will seek to take a new step for what would be his second Grand Slam title.


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