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French Open: Second seed Medvedev beats Opelka to reach fourth round

Daniil Medvedev, who had not won a match at the French Open in four previous appearances, will next meet Cristian Garin.

By: Reuters | Paris |
June 4, 2021 10:21:12 pm
Daniil medvedevMedvedev said the decision was driven by money and that it reminded him of the 'Drive to Survive' documentary series about Formula One, where the 2020 Australian Grand Prix was set to take place despite a COVID-19 outbreak in the paddock. (Reuters)

Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev put in a commanding performance against towering 32nd seed Reilly Opelka, beating the American 6-4 6-2 6-4 to storm into the fourth round of the French Open on Friday.

Medvedev, who had not won a match at the claycourt Grand Slam in four previous appearances before this year, broke the 2.11 metre tall American’s booming serve two times in the opening set as Opelka committed an array of unforced errors.

The 25-year-old Russian continued his dominance in the second set as Opelka failed to rein in his errors and got broken twice more.

Medvedev then sealed the match with an early break in the third set and will next meet 22nd seed Cristian Garin.

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