Medvedev Blunts Cressy Attack, Reaches QFs

 Medvedev curbs Chrissy's attack and reaches the QFs in time

 Yet again Daniil Medvedev confronted an alternate test at the Australian Open Monday, however, he tracked down the responses to arrive at the quarter-finals in Melbourne for the subsequent time.

The subsequent seed endures a serve-and-volley assault from a versatile Maxime Cressy, bringing down the American 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 7-5 of every three hours and 30 minutes on Margaret Court Arena.

Medvedev Blunts Cressy Attack, Reaches QFs

Medvedev got back from profound behind the gauge as he hoped to track down the toes of the approaching 6' 6" Cressy, who charged the net all through. 

The Russian significantly saved one set point on serve at 5-6, 30/40 in the subsequent set, bringing his level up in the key minutes, while showing tolerance to keep up with his Australian Open title bid.

"He truly did [serve and volley] well," Medvedev said. 

"First set I had control, however the second set I didn't figure out how to break him yet won the tie-break and simply liked to proceed as such.

 At the point when I lost the third [set] and when I had eight break focuses in the fourth set, I resembled, come on. Some of them I might have won, however, he played well, yet on the last one I played well."

Medvedev Blunts Cressy Attack, Reaches QFs

Cressy's serve-and-volley strategies have had achievement this season, with the World No. 70 arriving at the Melbourne Summer Set last, before progressing to the last 16 here at Melbourne Park.

For 24-year-old, who won 66% (89/135) of net focuses against Medvedev, set a strain on the Russian all through, however, could eventually not track down a far beyond the World No. 2, with Medvedev dulling Cressy's assault with ruthless ball striking in their first ATP Head2Head meeting.

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With his triumph, the 25-year-old broadened his new solid hard-court significant record. The 13-time visit level titlist went 13-1 at the Australian Open and US Open in 2021, winning his lady Grand Slam crown in New York.

Medvedev Blunts Cressy Attack, Reaches QFs

The Russian, who has dropped only two sets such a long way in Melbourne, arrived at the title match at the Australian Open keep going season (l. to Djokovic) however will intend to go above and beyond this week, next confronting 10th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime after the Canadian crushed Croatian Marin Cilic 2-6, 7-6(7), 6-2, 7-6(4).

In a quick beginning against Cressy, Medvedev broke in the third game to acquire early control.

 In a solid first-set presentation, the Russian didn't confront a breakpoint and played with consistency off the ground, submitting only one natural mistake to push forward.

Cressy had the option to remain with the Russian in the subsequent set however to stop Medvedev's beat, winning 85% (22/26) of his first-serve focuses.

 He invoked the main breakpoint in the set, which was a set point at 6-5, 40/30, however, Medvedev exhibited his cautious abilities to remain alive, covering the court well to ultimately flick a victor past Cressy after a merciless trade.

World No. 2 utilized his help, bringing his level up in the binding break to go further clear. However, Cressy would not disappear, punching volleys through the court as he decreased the shortfall, winning four straight focuses from 3/4 in the third-set bind break to acquire traction in the match.

In a tight fourth set, Medvedev needed to stay patient, wasting eight break focuses in the set before he, at last, broke in the eleventh game when he terminated a forehand victor down the line. He then, at that point, held to very much want to seal his hard-battled win.

Cressy was contending in the fourth round at a significant interestingly, having crushed John Isner, Tomas Machac, and Christopher O'Connell in Melbourne. The Paris-conceived American was intending to turn into the 80th American man in the Open Era to arrive at the quarter-finals at a Grand Slam.

Did You Know?

Medvedev is the fifth Russian man in the Open Era to arrive at the quarter-finals at the Australian Open on various events, joining Yevgeny Kafelnikov (5), Nikolay Davydenko (4), Aleksandar Metreveli (3), and Marat Safin (3).

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