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Daniil Medvedev kicks out of Paris

Daniil Medvedev kicks out of Paris

Russian Daniil Medvedev, world No. 3, was eliminated this Wednesday as he entered the second round of the competition. Paris Masters 1000 Aussie Alex de Minaur (25th) in 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 in 2 hours and 45 minutes of play.

In Paris in 2020, winner and former world No. 1 player Medvedev saved two match points on his serve before giving up in the third.

It will go like this as De Minaur will face American Francis Tiafoe (21st) from last US Open semifinalist who defeated British Jack Draper (45th) 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday.

De Minaur, 23, had never beaten a top 5 player (18 losses before this Wednesday).

Medvedev, this year’s winner of two titles (Los Cabos and Vienna) and three finals, including one at the Australian Open, had already qualified for the Masters in Turin (13–20 November) ahead of the tournament Paris.

Earlier, Stefanos Tsitsipas, world No. 5, started on the right foot after beating Daniel Evans (27th) 6-3, 6-4 in the second round in 1 hour and 20 minutes at the Masters 1000 in Paris.

Also read: Tsitsipas reaches second round of Paris Masters

The 24-year-old Greek, who never progressed to the quarter-finals at Bercy, will face the winner of a duel between fellow Briton Cameron Nouri (13th) and Frenchman Corentin Moutet (64th) in the round of 16.

Against Evans, who made several unforced errors, Tsitsipas took the lead in each set, breaking his opponent’s first serve game.

And he had to save just one break ball in the entire match.

Tsitsipas, this year’s champion of the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 in April and Cincinnati finalist in August, is guaranteed to play the year-end Masters in Turin (November 13-20), before falling in the first round of the US Open. Whatever your visit to Paris.

AFP

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