Wimbledon: Medvedev needs four sets to beat Muller and reach third round

The Russian will face the winner of the match between Chinese Zhizhen Zhang, the No 32 seed, and German Jan-Lennard Struff in the next round

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Russian Daniil Medvedev, the No 5 seed, edged out Frenchman Alexandre Muller 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-4, 7-5 to reach the third round of Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Wednesday afternoon.

It was a rocky start to the match for the defending semi-finalist, with Medvedev clearly frustrated as he lost in a tiebreak.

So much so, that the Russian sat down a point early.

“I went a little crazy. I thought the set was gone,” explained Medvedev. 

“I heard the referee talking to me. You know, sometimes when you’re getting crazy, like, ‘Calm down or something.’ At one moment I start hearing, ‘Daniil, it’s 6-3, 6-3.’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ Then I see the score.

“Don’t know if it ever happened to me before. Thought it was pretty funny. I thought in my head, Okay, maybe that’s my chance, second chance to win it. Then I lost the point, so…”

Medvedev did redeem himself the next set though, winning a second-set tiebreak after falling behind 3-0 initially.

Medvedev, ranked No 5, will face the winner of the match between Chinese Zhizhen Zhang, the No 32 seed, and German Jan-Lennard Struff next.

The Russian won against American Aleksandar Kovacevic (6-3, 6-4, 6-2) in the first round.

In the previous round of the tournament, Muller, ranked No 102, beat qualifier Hugo Gaston (6-4, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5)).

Wimbledon (Grand Slam), other second-round matches (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass, GBP 50,000,000):

  • Carlos Alcaraz (3) beat Aleksandar Vukic: 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-2
  • Ugo Humbert (16) beat Botic van de Zandschulp: 7-6 (9), 6-1, 6-3
  • Brandon Nakashima beat Jordan Thompson: 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • Frances Tiafoe (29) beat Borna Coric: 7-6 (5), 6-1, 6-3
  • Fabio Fognini beat Casper Ruud (8): 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (1), 6-3
  • Marcos Giron vs. Alexander Zverev
  • Jack Draper vs. Cameron Norrie
  • Jacob Fearnley vs. Novak Djokovic
  • Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs. Alexei Popyrin
  • Quentin Halys vs. Karen Khachanov
  • Holger Rune vs. Thiago Seyboth Wild
  • Jaume Munar vs. Alex De Minaur
  • Hubert Hurkacz vs. Arthur Fils
  • Emil Ruusuvuori vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard vs. Yoshihito Nishioka
  • Luciano Darderi vs. Lorenzo Musetti
  • Francisco Comesana vs. Adam Walton
  • Stan Wawrinka vs. Gael Monfils
  • Lloyd Harris vs. Ben Shelton
  • Denis Shapovalov vs. Daniel Altmaier
  • Grigor Dimitrov vs. Juncheng Shang
  • Zhizhen Zhang vs. Jan-Lennard Struff
  • Jannik Sinner vs. Matteo Berrettini
  • Miomir Kecmanovic vs. Tallon Griekspoor
  • Tommy Paul vs. Otto Virtanen
  • Lorenzo Sonego vs. Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Arthur Cazaux vs. Alexander Bublik

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