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Roland-Garros: Medvedev straight sets into fourth round

Daniil Medvedev beats Miomir Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the last 16 where he will meet either Gilles Simon or Marin Čilić,

Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates after winning his third round match against Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic at the French Open Russia’s Daniil Medvedev celebrates after winning his third round match against Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic at the French Open Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

World No 2 Daniil Medvedev scored a comfortable straight sets win over 28th seed Miomir Kecmanovic, of Serbia, to book his spot in the fourth round at Roland-Garros in Paris for the second year running.

The Russian, who had played only match on clay in 2022 (an opening round loss in Lyon last week) after a hernia surgery kept him off the court for the most part of the clay season, defeated Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and 49 minutes on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Medvedev had never won a match at the French Open until last year when he went all the way to the quarter-finals. He is now through to the last 16 for the second year in a row with Saturday’s win.

In the fourth round on Monday, Medvedev will face either former US Open champion and former world No 3 Marin Cilic, seeded No 20 this year, or French wild card Gilles Simon, who is playing his final Roland-Garros before retiring at the end of the season.

Paris (Grand Slam): Saturday men’s third-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000)

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