Danil Medvedev (Russia, 8th place), who had been runner-up at the Australian Open for two consecutive years, collapsed in the third round. As a result, two finalists last year, following Rafael Nadal (Spain, second place), failed to advance to the round of 16.
Medvedev was defeated 6-7(7) 3-6 6-7(4) by 22-year-old American next-generation star Sebastian Corda (#31 in the world) in the third round of the Australian Open men’s singles held at Park Road Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on the 20th. suffered
Medvedev showed uneasiness in the serve that day and could not overcome Korda’s sharp backhand stroke. Corda showed various attack tactics such as serve and volley, and recorded 55 errors, but recorded 50 winners, showing a combined point advantage of 123-117.
Medvedev allowed a break after a long deuce battle from his first service game in the first set and was drawn 1-4. Afterwards, he caught up to 4-4, but eventually gave up the first set without clearing the set point crisis three times in the tie-break.
Even in the second set, Medvedev gave up his service game and was drawn 1-4, giving up the set without narrowing the gap by one game. It didn’t change in the last 3 sets. His first service game was dragged by allowing a break, but Corda’s errors increased and he seized the opportunity to tie the game. However, in the end, Korda’s forehand winning shot went into the cross court at the end of the tiebreak, resulting in the final defeat.
After finishing runner-up at last year’s Australian Open, Medvedev had poor results by falling in the round of 16 at the French Open and US Open, and was unable to compete at Wimbledon due to the Russian-Ukrainian war discipline.
On the other hand, Corda, the next-generation star to lead US tennis, reached the finals of the first round of the Adelaide International, showing a good uptrend at the beginning of the season, including a championship point opportunity against Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 5th).
Due to Medvedev’s elimination, the 2023 Australian Open is experiencing a series of surprises in which a large number of top seeds are eliminated. Following Nadal, 2nd seed Casper Rudd (Norway, 3rd), 8th seed Taylor Fritz (USA, 9th) and 12th seed Alexander Zverev (Germany, 13th), who had been out of the tour for an extended period due to injury, all packed up. .
Korda will later challenge for the first major quarterfinal of his career against No. 10 seed Bert Hurkatz (Poland, No. 11) in the round of 16. Corda’s best major results are the round of 16 at the 2020 French Open and 2021 Wimbledon, including this tournament. 토토사이트