Medvedev advances to quarterfinals in men’s singles at Australian Open Clash with Ozealiasim

Medvedev advances to quarterfinals in men’s singles at Australian Open Clash with Ozealiasim

Enter 2022.01.24 (18:55)

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Daniil Medvedev (2nd place, Russia), who received the de facto top seed in the men’s singles at the Australian Open tennis tournament, the first major tournament of the season (total prize amount of AUD 75 million, about 64.4 billion won), advanced to the quarterfinals.

Medvedev defeated Maxim Kressi (70th, USA) 3-1 (6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5) in the fourth round of men’s singles on the 8th day of the tournament held in Melbourne, Australia on the 24th.

Medvedev received the 2nd seed in this tournament, but became the top seed as Novak Djokovic (No.

Medvedev, who finished runner-up at this tournament last year and won the US Open, will face Felix Ozealiasim (9th place, Canada) in the quarterfinals.

Born in 2000, Ozealiasim beat Marine Chilić (27th, Croatia) 3-1 (2-6, 7-6, 6-2, 7-6) in the round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Medvedev and Ozealiasim have met three times so far, and Medvedev has won all of them. In the major tournament, Medvedev won 3-0 (6-4, 7-5, 6-2) after meeting in the semifinals of the US Open last year.

In the women’s singles event, the 2018 runner-up Simona Halef (15th, Romania) failed to advance to the quarterfinals.

Halef lost to Alize Cornet (61st, France) 1-2 (4-6, 6-3, 4-6) in the fourth round.

From the 2007 Australian Open to this tournament, Korne has appeared in the majors 60 times in a row. Last year, he missed Wimbledon once, but last year’s Wimbledon was not held at all due to COVID-19.

Korne, who had participated in 62 major tournaments before this tournament but had never made it to the quarterfinals, made it to the quarterfinals for the first time.

Corne, 32, will face Daniel Collins (30th, USA) in the quarterfinals. Collins reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2019.

This is the first time Collins and Korne will face each other.

[사진 출처 : AFP=연합뉴스]



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