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From Miñaur echa from Paris to a rabid Medvedev

First big surprise Paris Masters 1,000. Daniil Medvedevchampion in 2020 and finalist in 2021, was eliminated at the hands of Alex de Miñaurwho had not been able to beat him in their four previous clashes, managed it this time (6-4, 2-6 and 7-5 in 2h46) with a mixture of aggressiveness and patience that drove the Russian crazy. Very moody from the final part of the first set, when the judge, the Spanish Nacho Forcadell, did not allow him to check a point with the hawk’s eye, the russian broke the racket at the end of the match, looking at the referee, in full frustration after committing a double fault that gave the Australian the victory. Before, he is the first scuffle, he had hit a microphone from the chair with a racket.

It will be De Miñaur who faces the American Frances Tiafoe in the round of 16, who defeated the British Jack Draper (6-3 and 7-5). The defeat has negative consequences for Medvedev, beyond the elimination in a major tournamentsince although he is already qualified for the ATP Finals, will lose is positions in the ranking. At the moment, two, from third to fifth place. Daniil had saved three match points in the third set, before committing two double faults in the last game. For Alex, 23 years old and 25th in the world, this victory is the most important of his careeras he was 0-18 against top-5 players.

Tsitsipas advances without problems

The Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas increased his high number of victories this year (the leader of the circuit with 58) by easily beating the British Daniel Evans (6-3 and 6-4 in 80 minutes). The Greek won many points with his serve, added 28 winners and only seven unforced errors to round off an impeccable performance. His next rival will be Corentin Moutet, repudiated by the French Federation, or the British Cameron Norrie.

Auger-Aliassime suffers to maintain his streak

Felix Auger-Aliassime had to overcome a very difficult situation against Mikael Ymer to extend his streak of consecutive victories to 14. Champion in Florence Antwerp and Basel in the last three weeks, the Canadian lost his serve for the first time in 94 games and the first set slipped away against the Swede, who came to have a juicy 4-2 in the second. But with a 4-0 run, Felix was able to equalize the match and resolve it in his favor in a third set with many breaks, decided in another tiebreaker that started with a 2-0 for Ymer (6-7 (6), 6-4 and 7-6 (6). Aliassime will certify his qualification for the ATP Finals if Fritz loses to Simon. The winner of that duel will also be his next opponent.

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