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Tennis - French Open, day 4: Medvedev easily solves the second task

Tennis – French Open, day 4: Medvedev easily solves the second task

World number two Daniil Medvedev remains in the French Open title race. The 26-year-old also completed his second-round task against Serbian Laszlo Djerjee with a score of 6:3, 6:4, 6:3 and made a focused impression.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, last year’s finalist, had much more problems in 6:3, 7:6 (10:8), 6:7 (3:7), 7:6 (9:7) against Czech Republic’s Zdenek Kolar. The Greek world number four had already avoided an early finish in the first round with a five-set effort.

US Open winner Medvedev survived the first round in Paris for the first time last year and then reached the quarter-finals. “I love Roland Garros, especially since last year, and I hope to be able to go even more this year,” he said after his inaugural win.

Medvedev was not among the favorites with world number one Novak Djokovic, Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and star shooter Carlos Alcaraz ahead of the tournament.

Meanwhile, national tennis coach Michael Coleman is convinced that Alexander Zverev will stand a good chance against rising star Carlos Alcaraz in a potential French Open quarter-final. “I think if he plays against Alcaraz, he can beat him and beat him here as well,” Coleman said on a media tour in Paris on Thursday. “You have to see what happens next.”

The day before, Zverev had to avoid match point in a five-set win over Argentine Sebastian Baez before eventually winning and reaching the third round. “He was ready to respond, and that’s a positive sign,” Coleman said.

French Open, Day 4: A quick look at the most important matches

Player 1 Player 2 Result/time
Yulia Gangin (FRA) Karolina Pliskova (CZE/8) 6-2, 6-2
Paula Padusa (ESP/4th) Caja Jovan (SLO) 7:5, 3:6, 6:2
Iga Swiatek (POL/1st) Alison Riske (USA) 6-0, 6-2
Simona Halep (ROU/19.) Qinwen Zheng (CHN) 6:2, 2:6, 1:6
Daniel Collins (USA / 9th place) Shelby Rogers (USA) 4: 6, 3: 6
Madison Pringle (USA) Arina Sabalenka (BLR/7) 1: 6, 3.6
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Player 1 Player 2 Result/time
Casper Rod (NOR/8) Emil Rossovoori (Finland) 6:2, 6:3, 6:3
Laszlo Djere (SRB) Daniil Medvedev (Russia / II) 3:6, 4:6, 3:6
Zdenek Kolar (Czechoslovakia) Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE/4) 3:6, 6:7, 7:6, 6:7
Andrey Rublev (Russia / seventh) Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6:3, 3:6, 6:2, 6:3
Roberto Carballes Baena (Spain) Jannik Sinner (ITA/12th) 6:3, 3:6, 4:6, 3:6