If on Friday the world number one, Novak Djokovic, had a terrible time to overcome Taylor Fritz in a game he won despite being injured, this Saturday, although without so much drama, the fourth, Daniil Medvedev, was not entirely comfortable either. For the first time so far in the Australian Open, the Russian suffered to solve his match against Filip Krajinovic, who threatened to go back a 0-2, although in the end he could not: 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6 and 6-0 in 3h: 06. Medvedev had to call for medical attention in the fourth set for a sore back of the right thigh. Fortunately for him, they did not stop him from solving the situation with a donut in the last round.
The Muscovite, who placed 52 winners, 14 of them in the last quarter, will face in eighth, round that he reaches in the tournament for the third time in a row and that is his top, al estadounidense Mackenzie McDonald, who got rid of South African Lloyd Harris (7-6 (7), 6-1 and 6-4 in 2h: 01) without much difficulty.
Tsitsipas took a breath
After suffering in the second round to beat Australian Kokkinakis in five sets and four and a half hours, Stefanos Tsitsipas took a break from Mikael Ymer, the Swede who eliminated Carlos Alcaraz. The Greek only needed 1h: 34 to win by 6-4, 6-1 and 6-1 and return to the second round of the major Aussie, in which he was a semifinalist two years ago. Tsitsipas had 27 winners with eight aces and made few unforced errors (20). He will face the winner of the duel between Russian Karen Khachavov and Italian Matteo Berrettini on Monday.
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