The first four times that Daniil Medvedev played at the French Open, he left without winning a match.
Now he is in the fourth round for the second year in a row.
The US Open champion, the second seed in Paris, advanced on Saturday with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over 28th seed Miomir Kekmanovic.
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The 26-year-old Russian has not dropped a set in three matches this week. He will face 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic or 37-year-old France’s Gilles Simon.
Roland Garros May 28, 2022
Jannik Sinner 11 Saved – Yes, 11! – Putting points in the second set on the way to a win over Mackie MacDonald 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the third round at Roland Garros.
The 11th seeded coach was treated for a problem with his left leg.
Sinner is a 20-year-old from Italy who has made it into week two on all three of his trips to the French Open. He ended up losing to Rafael Nadal in 2020 and 2021.
MacDonald is from California and is number 60 in the ATP rating and was playing in the third round in Paris for the first time. He dropped to 1-16 against opponents ranked in the top 15.
Sener’s next contender is 7th seed Andrei Rublev, who needed four match points to beat Christian Garin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (11).