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Dubai Open: Medvedev cruises past Bublik to reach quarters; plays Coric next

Daniil Medvedev beat Alexander Bublik 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday evening. He’ll play Croat Borna Coric, the No 8 seed, in the next round

Daniil Medvedev © AI / Reuters / Panoramic
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships •Round of 16 • completed
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Russian Daniil Medvedev, the No 3 seed, won against Kazakh Alexander Bublik 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the last eight of the Dubai Open at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre on Wednesday evening.

Medvedev, ranked No 7, will play Croat Borna Coric, the No 8 seed, next.

The Russian beat Italian lucky loser Matteo Arnaldi (6-4, 6-2) in the previous round of the Dubai tournament.

In the first round of the Dubai tournament, Bublik, ranked No 46, benefited from the abandonment of Bulgarian qualifier Alexandar Lazarov (6-1, 1-0).

Dubai ATP500, other second-round results (Aviation Club Tennis Centre, hard, USD 2.855.495, most recent results first):

  • Pavel Kotov vs. Hubert Hurkacz: wednesday
  • Novak Djokovic (1) beat Tallon Griekspoor: 6-2, 6-3
  • Borna Coric beat Thanasi Kokkinakis (WC): 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-5
  • Alexander Zverev (7) beat Christopher O’Connell (Q): 7-5, 6-4
  • Lorenzo Sonego beat Felix Auger-Aliassime (4): 7-6 (4), 6-4
  • Andrey Rublev (2) beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: 1-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3)
  • Botic van de Zandschulp beat Mikael Ymer: 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
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