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Aus Open: Title favourite Medvedev enters fourth round with straight sets victory over Botic Van de Zandschulp

Associated Press | Updated on: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 02:21 PM IST

Daniil Medvedev | Photo: AFP
Daniil Medvedev | Photo: AFP
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Daniil Medvedev didn't mind the crowd reaction this time.

The No. 2-ranked Medvedev had a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over Botic Van de Zandschulp in the third round, two days after a challenging second-round win over Nick Kyrgios.

The U.S. Open champion was unsettled by the booing and jeering when he took on one of the local favorites but had no such concerns on Margaret Court Arena as he advanced to the fourth round for the fourth straight year in Australia.

"I'll put it this way. It's easier to play a guy from Netherlands than a guy from Australia in Australia, in Melbourne," he told the crowd, before offering some relationship advice to the fans.

"Every good relationship must have it's ups and downs. I hope it's going to be more good times than bad times, otherwise it doesn't work." Medvedev, a finalist in 2021, will next face either Maxime Cressy of the U.S. or Australian wildcard entry Chris O'Connell.

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Published on: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 02:21 PM IST