Russia’s twin-headed carriage Danil Medvedev, 25, and Andrei Lublev, 24, won the match in the quarter-finals. It was in the fifth round (in the quarterfinals) of the 2021 Australian Open (AO) men’s singles at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park, Australia, on Thursday afternoon.
World No.4 Medvedev took a complete 2:05 to win the set score 3-0 (7-5 6-3 6-2) and reached the quarterfinals to take a step further toward his first Grand Slam title in his career. Medvedev won four games against Lublev in the match against the victory.
Medvedev is showing off his culmination, winning three tournaments in the ATP Cup, which is a national competition on June 6, following the Paris Masters and ATP Tour Finals singles in the second half of last year. In addition to Medvedev, the 28-year-old Aslan Karachev, who is the world’s 114th player, will be in the semifinals and will compete with Novak Djokovic (34, Serbia) on the 18th to advance to the finals.
Medvedev made a successful victory 스포츠중계 by succeeding in a series of angled and powerful strokes while blocking the attack of Rublev, who is using strong strokes, with solid defense. Sub-Ace, one of the main specialties, exploded 14 and overwhelmed eight rubleffs, with Winners also making 30 and neutralizing the rubleff, which had only 20. The serve shot up to 210km/h.
“Rubleff strongly used his main specialty, forehand running shots and inside-out attacks, but he was blocked by Medvedev’s zombie defense by rocking with eggs,” said Park Yong-guk, a commentator at NH Nonghyup Bank Sports Group. “I was tired of hitting with my strength and the battery was discharged,” he said. In fact, Rublev was close to exhaustion in the third set of the day, with his head on his coat and panting.
Meanwhile, in the women’s singles quarterfinals held earlier, the world’s 27th-ranked Caroline Muchova (25, Czech Republic) came from behind to win 2-19 (1-6 6-3 6-2) to first place Ashley Barty (25, Australia), and reached the Grand Slam semifinals for the first time in her career. Barty was looking to win the women’s singles title in 43 years for an Australian but had to close his dream.
Muchova will clash with world No.24 Jennifer Brady (26, U.S.) in the quarterfinals. Brady put down a gust of 61st-ranked Jessica Pegula (27, U.S.) 2-1 (4-6 6-2 6-1) in the quarterfinals.Muchova, the women’s professional tennis (WTA) tour Korea Open singles champion held in Seoul in September 2019, has been the best in the Grand Slam tournament that year to advance to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.