Medvedev breaks Martinez, bleeds from nose and moves forward in Melbourne
MELBOURNE (Reuters)-Fourth seed Russian Daniel Medvedev, a resistance spell from Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez, and a bleeding nose on Thursday for 7-5, 6-1 and 6-3 victory The third round of the Australian Open dealing with.
Medvedev, finalist at the U.S. Open Uh Last year, he arrived in Melbourne in a hot way, winning all personal matches in the first ATP Cup, losing three sets to seven-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.
Medvedev has a much easier start to Martinez’s rank 168 after four tough sets of victory in the first round against U.S. Francis Tiafo, who made it to the quarterfinals last year at Melbourne Park.
I think it could be more aggressive at some moments in the game,” he told reporters.
The most difficult thing for the Russians was probably a minor health phobia, as Medvedev’s nose began to bleed between 5-0 in the second set. However, after a medical wait, he fired at full speed and returned to court.
“Let’s say it happens probably twice or once a year,” he added, adding that it was not related to stress.
At the age of 23, he was not satisfied with his service to Tier Four, but became more clinical in the division on Thursday, achieving 19 aces against Martinez.
Great American John McEnroe could break three-year domination of Djokovic’s Grand Slam, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer in 2020, after a season with four titles and 59 victories recently on the tour Pointed out Medvedev as the highest man.
The Russians pinpointed the reason because 40 winners came out of his racket. One of them launched a crowd under the closed roof of the Margaret Court Arena in the third game of the third set.
Medvedev rushed to return on the net as Martinez arrived on a massive service, followed by a volley drop, but quickly ran to the bottom line