Medvedev and Rublev win third leg of US Open and advance

US Open second seed Daniil Medvedev won a crushing victory over Germany’s Dominic Koefer on Wednesday and will face Spain’s Pablo Anzar in the third round.

Medvedev took only one hour and 48 minutes to beat Koefer 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Court in New York.

The runner-up at the 2019 US Open and 2021 Australian Open used his powerful serve (8 actions from his opponent) to win without delay. “I am very happy to have achieved this victory in less than two hours,” Russia announced in court.

The 25-year-old Medvedev, who is chasing his maiden Grand Slam title, has yet to win a set in the tournament as he defeated Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-3 in one hour and 59 minutes on Monday. beat 6-1. .

His next opponent, Pablo Anjar, defeated German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-3 and 6-1 in a two-hour and five-minute game on Wednesday. Earlier, world 7th Andre Rublev defeated Spain’s Pedro Martínez (70th) 7-6 (6/2), 6-7 (5/7), 6-1 and 6-1 to qualify for the third stage.

The 24-year-old Russian, who reached the quarterfinals last year at Flushing Meadows, could have won in three sets if he confirmed his two serves in a 6-5 win and started 2-0-0. And he lost his focus, tying his opponent in a tie-break.

After showing some anger and frustration, he quickly recovered and quickly went on to win the other two sets. He will face either American Frances Tiafo (50th) or Argentina’s Guido Pella (85th) in the next leg.

US Open third round results this Wednesday:

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– Ordinary Men (Phase II):

Andrey Rublev (RUS/N.5) x Pedro Martinez (ESP) 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (5/7), 6-1, 6-1

Henri Laaksonen (SUI) x Christian Garn (CHI/N.16) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 6-4

Peter Gozowski (ALE) x Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 2-6, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) x Arthur Rinderknecht (FRA) 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Botic van de Zandschulp (HOL) x Casper Rudd (NOR/N.8) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Alex Molken (SVK) vs. Brandon Nakashima (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

Alexey Popyrin (AUS) x Grigor Dimitrov (BUL/N.15) 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4), 4-0 (Dropped out)

Daniel Evans (GBR/N.24) x Marcos Giron (USA) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-3

Pablo Anzar (ESP) x Philippe Kollschreiber (ALE) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1

Daniil Medvedev (RUS/N.2) x Dominic Koefer (ALE) 6-4, 6-1, 6-2

About the author: Cory Weinberg

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