Daniil Medvedev has added the Australian Open to his rundown of major quarterfinal appearances and halted the run of 192nd-positioned American Mackenzie McDonald.
The No. 4-cultivated Medvedev required simply 1½ hours to extend his series of wins to 18 matches with the 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 triumph at Margaret Court Arena on Monday.
Medvedev was the 2019 US Open second place and arrived at the elimination rounds there a year ago.
He had lost in the fourth round at Melbourne Park every one of the previous two years. However, he ordered 29 victors to only 15 unforced blunders against McDonald, who won NCAA singles and copies titles for UCLA in 2016 and is working his way back from a torn hamstring ligament under two years prior.
Next up will be a match against his Russian kinsman Andrey Rublev, who best in class to the quarterfinals by means of walkover when his fourth-round rival, Norway’s Casper Ruud, resigned in the wake of losing the initial two sets Monday.
The No. 24-cultivated Ruud had treatment for a clear stomach muscle injury during the match on Margaret Court Arena and quit in the wake of falling behind 6-2, 7-6 (3).
The match kept going 1 hour and 17 minutes.
Rublev progressed to a fourth Grand Slam quarterfinal and joins two different Russians in the last eight. It’s the first run through in the Open time that three Russian men have arrived at the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam competition. Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev has additionally arrived at the quarterfinals in the other portion of the draw.
Likewise on Monday’s timetable: 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal against No. 16 Fabio Fognini.