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

World No 2 Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev all made it by to the fourth-round of the French Open at Roland Garros on Friday, whereas Alejandro Davidovich Fokina gained 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 yr, however was rock-solid in opposition to 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 big American Reilly Opelka, whereas Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev additionally superior.

Having not gained a match on the French Open previous to this yr, Russian Medvedev has now dropped only one set in three contests, together 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 taking part in 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 yr,” stated Medvedev. “As I stated after the primary spherical, now I do know that to beat me, the fellows must play nicely. I’m positively pleased with my sport and my return as we speak, as a result of I truly hit extra aces than him. That is a terrific 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 achieve the fourth spherical of the French Open below the lights at Roland Garros

Stefanos Tsitsipas thwarted the firepower of John Isner to make it by below the lights of Courtroom 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 an enormous man who hits wonderful strokes. I can be taught lots taking part in in opposition to him, he is one of many hardest guys to play. His serve is clearly an enormous impediment.

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

An incredible match on courtroom 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 at the least the semi-finals of his earlier 4 tournaments and was tipped as a darkish horse however it was Davidovich Fokina who got here out on high, saving a break level within the last 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 outstanding 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 damage, 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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