Medvedev shines in Australia and Murray exits

Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev continued his run for the second major title of his career, by reaching the third round of the Australian Open, with Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas fourth, compatriot Andrey Rublev fifth and Belarusian Arina Sabalenka second in the women’s, while Spain’s Garbine Mugurosa, third and British Emma Radocano, champion Flushing Meadows.

Medvedev qualified for the third round for the fourth time in a row in Melbourne by defeating the “naughty” local champion Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

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For his part, Tsitsipas needed 3 hours and 22 minutes to book his ticket to the third round by defeating Argentine Sebastian Paes 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4.

Unlike Tsitsipas, Rublev had no difficulty beating Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-2, 6-0.

Rublev will meet in the third round, the veteran Croatian Marin Cilic, who defeated Slovakian Norbert Gombos 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6).

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Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime also qualified, ninth, with a hard-earned victory over Spaniard Alejandro Davidovic 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4). Briton Andy Murray, a wild card participant, lost to Japan’s qualifier, ranked 120th in the world, Taro Daniel 4-6, 4-6, 4-6.

In the women’s side, Mugurosa lost the third in the second round, losing to French Alize Cornet 3-6, 3-6, similar to Radocano, ranked 18 in the world, who lost to Montenegrin Danka Kovinic 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, to continue the suffering of the 19-year-old since That made the surprise last summer by winning the title of Flushing Meadows.

Mugurusa was not the only big victim yesterday, as Estonian Anett Kontaveit’s seventh career in the world also ended in the second round, losing to promising Danish Clara Towson 2-6, 4-6.

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Sabalenka overcame her Chinese opponent, world number 100 Wang Xinyu, to win 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.

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