Australian Open: Medvedev also has to end hope for the title


Australian Open
Medvedev also has to end hopes for the title

The Russian Daniil Medvedev was also eliminated in Melbourne.  Photo: Joel Carrett/AAP/dpa

The Russian Daniil Medvedev was also eliminated in Melbourne. photo

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After the early end of defending champion Rafael Nadal, last year’s finalist Daniil Medvedev failed surprisingly early at the Australian Open.

After the early end of defending champion Rafael Nadal, last year’s finalist Daniil Medvedev is also with the Australian Open failed surprisingly early.

The top Russian player lost in Melbourne in the third round against the American tennis pro Sebastian Korda in just three sets with 6: 7 (7: 9), 3: 6, 6: 7 (4: 7). “Really impressive. Big compliment,” said tennis legend Boris Becker as an expert at Eurosport about the young American.

The 22-year-old Korda is in the round of 16 of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season for the first time and is now meeting Hubert Hurkacz from Poland. His father Petr Korda won the Australian Open in 1998 for the Czech Republic. Sebastian Korda had won the junior title five years ago.

Had last season Medvedev came close to triumphing at the Australian Open in Meldbourne when he beat Nadal 2-0 in sets. In this year’s edition, in addition to the Spanish tennis star Nadal, the Norwegian world number three Casper Ruud had to give up his hopes of winning the title early on. The focus is even more on the Serbian record champion Novak Djokovic, who will play against the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrow on Saturday for a place in the round of 16.

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