Daniil Medvedev reached the second week at the US Open 2023 with very few problems, also settling the Argentine Sebastian Baez in three sets. The Russian seemed serene, calm and very focused on wanting to confirm himself in New York, given the triumph he achieved in the 2021 edition.After dominating the first two sets with a double 6-2, the Russian struggled more in the third: the South American, winner of the ATP 250 in Winston-Salem before the competition in Flushing Meadows, tried not to give up and stopped only at the tie-break for 8-6.Now the Moscow native will try to take his revenge against Alex De Minaur, who surprisingly defeated him at the Toronto Master 1000 in Canada.Medvedev wanted to joke at the end of the match about an episode that annoyed him a little during the match, to the microphones of the tournament organizers: “Thanks to all those who didn’t yell between my first and second serve.
However, there was a spectator, maybe he has a girlfriend or a wife who I don’t know how she will sleep… He was particularly excited and will spend the night saying Vamos, vamos, vamos, without ever stopping. I’m sorry for him,” he highlighted with a laugh.The Russian also analyzed the performance shown at Arthur Ashe Stadium: “It seemed to me that we were both playing well, even in the first two sets.
I played better than him on the big points, everything was going right.
In the third set he raised his level a bit to make the match even tougher. A little luck and a few good plays on my part have kept me in the set and it’s nice not to finish at 4am.”
Daniil Medvedev to the US Open crowd:
“Thanks to all the guys who don’t shout between 1st & 2nd serve.
There’s 1 guy, I don’t know if he has a wife. I don’t know how she’ll sleep bc he’s so pumped up he’s gonna end the night saying ‘vamo!’. nonstop. I feel sorry for him” 😂 pic.twitter.com/uIsE0nXuGx — The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) September 3, 2023
Rublev and Pegula’s wins
Andrey Rublev qualifies for the round of 16 by beating the Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech in four sets.
After losing the first, the Russian reacts and completely overturns the score by closing 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5.Among the women it is Jessica Pegula, number 3 on the draw, who wins over the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina after a beautiful and exciting fight (6-4, 4-6, 6-2).