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Australian Open: Medvedev through to third round

Daniil Medvedev defeated John Millman 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday night. He’ll face the winner of the match between American Sebastian Korda, the No 29 seed, and Japanese qualifier Yosuke Watanuki in the next round

Daniil Medvedev Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 16, 2023 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev reacts during his first round match against Marcos Giron of the U.S. (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
Australian Open •Second round • completed
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Russian Daniil Medvedev, the No 7 seed, won against Australian wildcard John Millman 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the third round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Wednesday night.

Medvedev, ranked No 8, will play the winner of the match between American Sebastian Korda, the No 29 seed, and Japanese qualifier Yosuke Watanuki next.

Medvedev has not yet lost a set in two rounds, having beaten American Marcos Giron (6-0, 6-1, 6-2) in the first round.

And the Russian was pleased to get the job done in short order.

“It was a great match,” he said in his press conference afterwards. “A lot of long rallies, high level. I’m really happy that in such match you can sometimes, if you miss just some shots, you can go into five sets, like we saw today we saw with some favourites. I’m happy that I managed to stay calm and play good and win in three sets.2

Millman, ranked No 140, defeated Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler (6-7 (8), 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3).

Melbourne (Grand Slam), other second-round results (Melbourne Park, hard, USD 24.297.942, most recent results first):

  • Andy Murray vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis
  • Adrian Mannarino vs. Alex De Minaur
  • Brandon Holt vs. Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Grigor Dimitrov vs. Laslo Djere
  • Maxime Cressy vs. Holger Rune
  • Pablo Carreno Busta vs. Benjamin Bonzi
  • Taylor Fritz vs. Alexei Popyrin
  • Denis Kudla vs. Ugo Humbert
  • Michael Mmoh vs. Alexander Zverev
  • Diego Schwartzman vs. J.J. Wolf
  • Ben Shelton vs. Nicolas Jarry
  • Andrey Rublev vs. Emil Ruusuvuori
  • Jenson Brooksby vs. Casper Ruud
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. Tommy Paul
  • Jeremy Chardy vs. Daniel Evans
  • Cameron Norrie vs. Constant Lestienne
  • Christopher Eubanks vs. Jiri Lehecka: wednesday
  • Tallon Griekspoor vs. Botic Van De Zandschulp: wednesday
  • Sebastian Korda vs. Yosuke Watanuki: wednesday
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Rinky Hijikata: wednesday
  • Hubert Hurkacz vs. Lorenzo Sonego: wednesday
  • Taro Daniel vs. Denis Shapovalov: wednesday
  • Francisco Cerundolo vs. Corentin Moutet: wednesday
  • Yoshihito Nishioka (31) beat Dalibor Svrcina (Q): 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
  • Marton Fucsovics beat Lloyd Harris: 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
  • Karen Khachanov (18) beat Jason Kubler (WC): 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
  • Frances Tiafoe (16) beat Juncheng Shang (Q): 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Rafael Nadal (1): 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (6) beat Alex Molcan: 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • Jannik Sinner (15) beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry: 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
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