Despite a lost set, Daniil Medvedev managed to beat his compatriot Aslan Karatsev to confirm his ticket to the quarter-finals in Mallorca.
He didn’t make it easy for himself. Finally, this Wednesday, the Russian defending champion Daniil Medvedev, world number one and seeded n ° 1, qualified for the quarter-finals of the ATP 250 tournament in Mallorca in Spain, on grass, after his victory against his compatriot Aslan Karatsev, 43rd player in the world, in three sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-2) and 2h19 of play. In the first set, at 2-2, Daniil Medvedev lost his serve first, before wasting four opportunities to unbreak in stride. At 5-3, Aslan Karatsev then obtained two new break points, then synonymous with set points, before concluding, in stride, on his own service (6-4).
Double break in the third and final round
In the second set, the two players tied for the first seven games. At 4-3 in favor of Medvedev, Karatsev ended up losing his service, at the worst of times. Because in the process, and even if he took it twice, the best ranked of the two equalized at one set everywhere (6-3). Finally, in the third and third innings, this time the lower ranked of the two was broken from the start. The world number one then continued his momentum, with a double break achieved at 3-1. With this double advantage in the pocket and solid on his own service, Daniil Medvedev put an end to this meeting, after his second match point (6-2).