Daniil Medvedev gets an impressive milestone on hard-courts Slams

The Russian champion achieved an important personal best, which testifies to his strength on this surface

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Daniil Medvedev gets an impressive milestone on hard-courts Slams
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Last year Daniil Medvedev was sensationally eliminated in the 3rd round by Sebastian Korda, but in the 2024 edition of the Australian Open the Russian champion took his revenge, winning the 4th round after eliminating Felix Auger-Aliassime with the final score of 6 -3, 6-4, 6-3.

The match against the Canadian was the match he needed to recover the energy spent in the match played with Emil Ruusuvuori. The Russian confirmed his excellent feeling when he found Auger-Aliassime on the other side of the net, leading the head-to-head against the Canadian 7-0.

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Thanks to the victory, Medvedev also passed an important personal milestone. The Russian has reached at least the 4th round in 10 of the last 11 Slams played on hard courts.

Excluding last year's Australian Open, Medevdev has achieved at least this result since 2019. In the 4th round, Daniil will meet the Portuguese Nuno Borges.

The other matches: out Dimitrov and Swiatek

In the round of 16 there will be no super challenge with Grigor Dimitrov, because the Bulgarian was sensationally eliminated - precisely - by Nuno Borges. Dimitrov had won seven in a row to win the title in Brisbane, and had high expectations ahead of the Australian Open.

The 32-year-old committed a painful double on the available set point, missed a forehand at 6-6 and allowed the Portuguese to obtain the most important result of his career.

Cameron Norrie, against predictions, beat Casper Ruud. The Briton managed the points that mattered the most better than his opponent and, after wasting two set points in the tie-break of the second set, prevailed with the final score of 6-4, (7) 6-7, 6- 4, 6-3.

Linda Noskova interrupted the streak of eighteen consecutive victories opened by Iga Swiatek in Beijing. The 19-year-old Czech sensed the big opportunity and played intelligently until the last point. Noskova triumphed by completing a sensational comeback, with the score 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

A dream that came true by putting an end to the world number one's tournament. Victoria Azarenka beat Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets 6-1, 7-5.

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