| Medvedev makes quick work of La Miami Originate

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev (Getty Images)

Russian tennis superstar Daniil Medvedev (Getty Photography)

Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev roared into the third round of the Miami Originate on Friday, downing Taiwanese extinct Lu Yen-Hsun 6-2, 6-2 in ravishing 56 minutes.

The 25-year-worn Russian fired 9 aces with ravishing one double fault as he evolved to a third-round assembly with Australian Alexei Popyrin, a 6-4, 6-2 winner over 30th-seeded American Reilly Opelka.

Medvedev is riding excessive coming into the ATP Masters and WTA hardcourt match in Florida.

Runner-up to world number 1 Novak Djokovic at the Australian Originate, he reached a occupation-excessive number two within the sector rankings this month when he lifted the ATP trophy at Marseille.

Medvedev grew to turn into the principle player out of doors the “Enormous Four” of Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to erroneous second within the sector since Lleyton Hewitt in 2005.

Nonetheless he’s already hunting for more.

“The correct component I surely feel savor whenever you happen to reach something you beget now not done then straight away it doesn’t topic and also you savor to beget to head extra and extra,” he said. “I in finding it be the same for all individuals.

“I’m pleased about my success however ideal looking out to toughen day-after-day and should shuffle extra.”

He said the contemporary, humid weather in Miami made for a welcome change, and after a first-round bye he used to be in a quandary to ease himself in against Lu, a 37-year-worn who is playing on a proper ranking after the most up-to-date in an extended litany of accidents sidelined him for many of the pandemic-disrupted 2020 season.

“Managed to steal moderately easy and I in finding in these conditions it be essential whenever you savor to beget to head a long way,” Medvedev said. “Or now not it’s miles loads of – outdoors, hotter conditions, loads of balls, all the things is loads of.

“I came right here last Saturday so I had replacement days to region up. I contain to play in these humid sizzling conditions, so I’m taking a watch ahead to the next round.”

Results from ATP/WTA Miami Originate on Friday (x denotes seed):


2nd rd

Daniil Medvedev (RUS x1) bt Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 6-2, 6-2

Alexei Popyrin (AUS) bt Reilly Opelka (USA x30) 6-4, 6-2

Dusan Lajovic (SRB x16) bt Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 6-2, 6-3

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x11) bt Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 6-4, 6-4

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER x31) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 6-3, 6-4

Mikael Ymer (SWE) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO x27) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Jannik Sinner (ITA x21) bt Hugo Gaston (FRA) 6-2, 6-2

Karen Khachanov (RUS x14) bt Yannick Hanfmann (GER) 6-3, 6-2

Cameron Norrie (GBR) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x9) 7-5, 7-5

Taylor Fritz (USA x22) bt Marcos Giron (USA) 6-2, 6-2

James Duckworth (AUS) bt David Goffin (BEL x8) 6-3, 6-1

Women folk

2nd rd

Amanda Anisimova (USA x28) bt Sloane Stephens (USA) 6-3, 6-3

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x12) bt Wang Xinyu (CHN) 6-4, 6-1

Elena Rybakina (KAZ x21) bt Kaia Kanepi (EST) 6-4, 6-0

Karolna Pliskova (CZE x6) bt Zheng Saisai (CHN) 6-2, 6-1

Jessica Pegula (USA x29) bt Storm Sanders (AUS) 6-3, 6-4

Maria Sakkari (GRE x23) bt Arantxa Rus (NED) 6-2, 6-3

Elise Mertens (BEL x16) bt Katie Boulter (GBR) 6-4, 6-1

Nina Stojanovic (SRB) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ x26) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2

Naomi Osaka (JPN x2) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4

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