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Medvedev holds his own

Published 20/02/2020

Medvedev holds his own

Tournament number 1 seed, Daniil Medvedev, is through to the quarter finals after defeating the likes of Italian hopeful Jannik Sinner in 3 sets 1/6 6/1 6/2.

The loss of the first set by Daniil Medvedev coincided with his coach, Gilles Cervara, leaving the court. He could no longer sit there and watch his player not able to "put a ball in the court", in the words of Medvedev. Truth is, the Russian was not sole responsible for the score. On the other side of the net, 18 year old Sinner was in the zone.

However Medvedev is not 5 in the world for nothing. In the second set he raised his level of play and quickly breezed by Sinner to tie the match at 1 set a piece.

At this point, the momentum of the match had clearly shifted. Medvedev was in cruise control and Sinner was now struggling with his tennis as his opponent was in the first set.

The Russian captured the final set 6/2 and set up a quarter final match with Frenchman Gilles Simon, who has a lot more experience than Jannik Sinner as he will be playing his 8th quarter final at the Open 13 Provence.

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