Tennis Australian Open: Medvedev, three Americans advance to quarter-finals


Danielle Collins was one of three Americans to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2022 Australian Open. Photo by Dave Hunt/EPA-EFE

Jan. 24 (UPI) – Daniil Medvedev, the men’s No. 2, won in four sets to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2022 Australian Open on Monday in Melbourne. Three American women also made it to quarterfinals with fourth-round victories.

Medvedev defeated American Maxime Cressy in a match that lasted three hours and 30 minutes. The Russian scored a total of 15 aces, converted 3 of 12 breakpoints and committed just 11 unforced errors and six doubles in total.

“It was a difficult game,” Medvedev told reporters. “I feel like I haven’t really gotten used to it. It could have gone either way. It was very close and heavy.”

Cressy fired 18 aces, won no breakpoint and committed a total of 49 unforced errors and 18 doubles.

Medvedev advanced to No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada for a spot in the semifinals. Auger-Aliassime defeated No. 27 Marin Cilic of Croatia 2-6, 7-6(7), 6-2, 7-6(4).

4 Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece, No. 6 Rafael Nadal from Spain, No. 7 Mateo Berrettini from Italy, No. 11 Jannik Sinner from Italy, No. 14 Denis Shapovalov from Canada and No. 17 Gael Monfils from France were among the other men’s players to advance to Sunday and Monday’s matches in the Round of 16.

Tsitsipas defeated United States No. 20 Taylor Fritz in a five-set match that lasted three hours and 23 minutes on Monday at the Rod Laver Arena.

Shapovalov sent from No. 3 Alexander Zverev of Germany in straight sets. He won the game of two hours and 21 minutes 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3. The Canadian will face Nadal in the quarterfinals at 11pm EST Monday on ESPN2.

In the women’s league, Estonian Kaia Kanepi upset Belarus’ number 2 Aryna Sabalenka in three sets in Melbourne on Monday.

Number 7 Iga Swiatek from Poland left her first set 5-7 against Romanian Sorana Cirstea, but bounced back 6-3, 6-3 final sets to advance to the quarter-finals. She will meet Kanepi for a chance to advance to the semifinals.

Australia’s No. 1 Ash Barty and No. 4 Barbora Krejcikova were among the top women’s teams to reach the quarter-finals with weekend wins.

No. 21 Jessica Pegula, No. 27 Danielle Collins and Madison Keys were the American women who went on to go on to win the fourth round. Pegula disrupted number 5 Maria Sakkari of Greece in Melbourne on Sunday. Keys disrupt No. 8 Paula Badosa of Spain. Collins defeated No. 19 Elise Mertens of Belgium.

Keys will face Krejcikova in the quarterfinals at 9 p.m. EST Monday on ESPN2. Pegula will face Barty in the quarterfinals. The winners of those matches will meet in the semi-finals.

Collins will face Cornet in her quarterfinals.

Live coverage of the 2022 Australian Open from 7pm Monday to 1am Tuesday on ESPN2. The women’s semifinals will be broadcast on ESPN on Wednesday. The men’s semifinals will be broadcast on ESPN on Thursday and Friday.

The women’s singles final will air Saturday at 3:30 a.m. on ESPN. The men’s singles final will air on ESPN at 3:30 a.m. Sunday.


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