The Russian, who is hunting for back again-to-back again Grand Slam crowns soon after successful final year’s US Open up, prevailed 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) in 1 hour 54 minutes on the Rod Laver Arena.
“I tried to get the third established, I considered I’ll wait (for the tiebreaker), it managed to operate out, so I am really happy about it,” the earth quantity two mentioned on court.
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“I begun effectively in Australia final yr, received the ATP Cup and managed to be in the closing in this article. I like to perform in this article, I like hardcourts and I want to do far better than I did very last calendar year.”
Medvedev is aiming to go 1 superior than previous year’s getting rid of closing overall look in opposition to Novak Djokovic, but with the world variety 1 back house in Serbia soon after his deportation, the Russian is the nominated favorite for the title.
Medvedev dropped his opening services recreation from Laaksonen, but reeled off the upcoming 6 game titles to choose the first set.
When the 91st-rated Laaksonen at last held provider in the opening recreation of the second set, the crowd loudly cheered.
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The Swiss was extra competitive in the second set, but the 2nd seed was nevertheless managing things with his methodical groundstrokes.
Laaksonen raised his degree and arrived out on best of various extensive rallies, but Medvedev’s encounter proved the variance in the 3rd-set tiebreaker.