The quarterfinal round of the 2021 Open 13 Provence will see a rematch from last year’s tournament, featuring Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner.
Medvedev registered a straight-sets win over Belarus’ Egor Gerasimov late on Thursday toenter his second quarterfinal of the year. Sinner,
Daniil Medvedev recorded a statement 6-2, 6-4 victory against Jannik Sinner on Friday to advance to the Open 13 Provence semi-finals in Marseille.
The top seed faced just one break point throughout the match and broke serve on three occasions to claim victory in 75 minutes. Medvedev is through to his first semi-final in Marseille, after falling in the quarter-finals in 2017 and 2020.
“[It is my] first time here in the semi-finals in Marseille, even if it is my fourth time playing here and third time in the main draw,” Medvedev said in an on-court interview. “I am really happy about it. Hopefully, I can go further.”
The Australian Open runner-up proved too consistent from the back of the court to end Sinner’s Marseille campaign for the second straight season. Medvedev covered the baseline with expert skill and consistently extracted errors from his opponent’s forehand side to improve to 2-0 in his ATP Head2Head series against the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals champion. Last year, Medvedev recovered from a set down against Sinner in Marseille to reach the quarter-finals.
Medvedev will face Mattew Ebden for a place in the championship match. The Aussie qualifier upset 2018 champion Karen Khachanov 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to become the lowest-ranked semi-finalist in tournament history. Ebden is currently No. 287 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.
Daniil Medvedev is back on track after a brief period of weakness. The Russian has recently shown a terrifying performance after his surprisingly clear defeat in the final at the Australian Open in Rotterdam. But now the Russian was able to win his first match since the Grand Slam Down Under, in the second round of the ATP 250 event in Marseille the 25-year-old showed no weakness against Egor Gerassimov and solved with 6: 2 and 6: 4 the ticket for the quarter-finals.
Fixture: (1) Daniil Medvedev vs (5) Jannik Sinner
Date: 12 March 2021
Tournament: Open 13 Provence
Venue: Marseille, France
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
Prize money: €334,240
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