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Medvedev advances to the fourth round of the Masters in Madrid after defeating Shevchenko in three sets.


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Moscow, May 1 – Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev reached the fourth round of the Masters tournament in Madrid, the prize money of which exceeded 7.7 million euros.
Medvedev, who received the second seed, defeated in the third round his compatriot Alexander Shevchenko, who reached the main draw by qualifying, with a score of 4: 6, 6: 1, 7: 5. The tennis players spent 2 hours 42 minutes on the court.
Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)
Madrid Open Championship
May 1, 2023 • Start at 12:10
After unsuccessful actions, Medvedev often hit the court with a bat. After the first set, the Russian began to stir up the audience, answering the whistle in the stands by placing his index finger on his earlobe. At the end of the game, during the traditional handshake, Medvedev praised Shevchenko’s game. The third racket of the world told his compatriot: “If you continue to play like this, we will meet in the final.”

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Medvedev’s opponent will win the fourth round in the match between Russia’s Aslan Karatsev (qualifying) and Australian Alex de Minor (16).
Shevchenko is ranked 96 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). For the first time in his career, the 22-year-old Russian played in the main draw of the Masters tournament. Medvedev is the first racket of Russia and ranks third in the ranking of the best tennis players in the world. The 27-year-old Russian is the winner of 19 tournaments under the auspices of the ATP, including the US Open – 2021, the owner of the Davis Cup in 2021 as part of the Russian team.

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