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Medvedev advances to quarterfinals at Paris Masters

Medvedev avanza a cuartos en el Masters de París

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev advanced to the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Thursday after coming back to beat Sebastian Korda 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

The American broke the imposing serve to the Russian in the ninth game of the first set, which he won on his third set point. However, the reigning champion of the US Open loosened in the second set and committed 14 unforced errors.

In the decisive set, Medvedev broke and took a 3-2 lead with a forehand shot from his baseline after saving a point with a great stretch.

Korda looked surprised as the Russian drew applause from the crowd in Paris.

“There were times when I could feel the support of the public, at key moments, and it was something that I loved,” Medvedev said. “If you talk about the third set, the same. I got some amazing shots. “

Medvedev is looking to finish the year as world number one by competing for the spot from the current owner of the position, the Serbian Novak Djokovic. The Russian had serve and match point, but Korda broke it to leave the set at 5-3.

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