Daniil Medvedev advanced to the fourth round of the US Open with a 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (8/6) triumph over Sebastian Baez which snapped the Argentine’s 12-match series of wins.
Third seed and 2021 boss Medvedev is through to the second week in New York for the fifth year straight and will play Australian thirteenth seed Alex de Minaur for a spot in the quarter-finals.
Medvedev finished off the triumph with a pro on his fourth match point in the tie-break as he completed well past 1am for the subsequent straight match.
“I simply need to nod off, that is all there is to it. That’s it,” said Medvedev.
“At the point when you go to play at 11pm it simply feels intense. This time I chose not to rest previously and I ate, so I was feeling quite terrible on the court. That is the reason I was apprehensive all the match.”
World number 32 Baez came into the US Open seething with certainty after titles at Kitzbuehel and Winston-Salem, arriving at the third round of a Huge homerun interestingly here.
Anyway hard-court expert Medvedev — victor of four titles on a superficial level this season — began rapidly and seldom searched in inconvenience as he took the initial two sets with negligible quarrel.
Baez declined to compliantly acknowledge his destiny and took steps to drive a fourth set.
He drove 5-2 just for Medvedev to crush spirit and afterward save a set point on serve, the Russian at long last helping through in the tie-break in the early long stretches of Sunday morning.
“It was fortunate and great play from me to remain in third set, and great not to complete at 4am.”