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The public booed Medvedev, but he defeated Zverev! Rome schedule, layouts and grids

Date: March 2, 2024 Time: 07:13:00

On Tuesday, May 16, at the super-tournament in Rome, whose total prize fund is almost 11.3 million euros, the matches of the third round in the men’s bracket were completed and the matches of the fourth round were played in their entirety, while the women finished the fourth round and passed the first two quarterfinals. Such a tight schedule is explained by the fact that all five of yesterday’s games had to be played today due to rain. And the winners of the men’s third round actually played “one and a half matches” a day. Now about everything in order.

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Results of the eighth day. Tuesday, May 16

In the men’s bracket, one of the most interesting matches was the match between the third racket in the world, Daniil Medvedev, and the former second number in the ATP ranking, Alexander Zverev, who was ranked 19th in the tournament. This match took to the night, and it’s pretty clear why. In the first half of the day, Zverev played their third round match, in which his opponent was the American Jeffrey-John Wolfe. The German finally won – 6:4, 7:5. And yesterday, Medvedev broke the resistance of the 31st seeds Bernabé Zapata-Miralles in a complicated duel – 3:6, 6:1, 6:3. And because the Russians had a little more time to prepare and recover.

The matchup between Medvedev and Zverev can be called a modern classic of men’s tennis. Opponents who are in the prime of life – the Russian is 27 years old, and the German of Russian origin is a year younger – have already managed to play 14 matches against each other before this game. And before the next meeting, the advantage was on Daniil’s side – 8-6. And this was already his third match in 2023. In the round of 16 in Indian Wells, Medvedev won a resounding victory, although he was injured during the game, and on the same stage in Miami, “sworn friends” staged a mini-scandal. But in this case, Daniel achieved a strong-willed victory!

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Medvedev understood that in the round of 16 he would probably have to play with Zverev. After reaching the fourth round, the Russian remembered those brilliant matches at the American Masters. “All our matches are brilliant. The last two were crazy – in Indian Wells, Monte Carlo. We didn’t play for a long time, he was injured. It seems that in 2022 we did not have a single game with him, and this is surprising, because we have already played 50 games.

Regarding Monte Carlo, we spoke after that incident and I think everything is fine. It seems that we both left it in the past. I lost to Holger [Руне]when talking about this incident and he lost to me. Happens. I think we’re fine. But that does not mean that if we play tomorrow nothing will happen. You never know. We are rivals”, Medvedev said on Tennis Channel.

Medvedev and Zverev at the Indian Wells Masters

Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

I remembered that match in Monte Carlo and the 1995 Davis Cup finalist Andrey Chesnokov. “Zverev always plays very well against Medvedev. The last game in Monaco was good, where they played until the last point. Perhaps Daniil at first behaves incorrectly in some part of emotions, but then he still apologizes to his rivals. But for some reason, Sasha tunes in very well for matches with Medvedev … Moreover, he already warmed up today in the match with Wolfe. Zverev and Medvedev never have simple coincidences, there is always some kind of “blood”. I really liked Danya in the last two sets against Miralles. It seems to me that a match between Zverev and Medvedev should be easy. Maybe today it will be like that for Daniil,” Chesnokov said in an interview with the Championship.

And the honorary coach of Russia, Viktor Yanchuk, considered Medvedev’s favorite and explained why. “I think today Medvedev should beat Zverev because of stability and character. Sasha is prone to instability, sometimes he makes a lot of unforced errors. I think he is 60/40 in favor of Daniel. Although Zverev plays very well on clay, Danya does not like this surface very much. In such matches, of course, anything can happen. I hope Medvedev shows his true level and nothing stops him. He should not have any internal flaws, ”Yanchuk said in an interview with the Championship.

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In the first set, Zverev hit two double faults at once, largely because of this, Medvedev immediately made a break. Over the next five games, the rivals confidently maintained their tone, and in the seventh game the Russian, with a score of 4: 2 in his favor, once again achieved a break – the German gave him a double, after which the score became 15:40. Daniil converted a double break point (5:2) on the second attempt, and in the next game, serving for one set, he missed set point, then recovered break point, after which he converted the second break point. Seth-6:2. In the first game, which lasted just 33 minutes, Zverev racked up as many as nine unforced errors, while Medvedev had just one. Also, towards the end of the set it started to rain, but very lightly, so the fight continued.

Medvedev was also able to start the second set with a break, but missed the only break point. But in the seventh game, the Russian, already with the score 3:3, took Zverev’s serve. The game turned out to be stubborn: first Daniel missed a double break point, then another, but on the fourth attempt he achieved his goal – 4: 3 with a break. However, in the next game, the German made a reverse break, although it all started with 40:0 on Medvedev’s serve. The next five draws remained for Alexander – 4:4.

At that moment, the audience began to whistle for Medvedev and began to massively support Zverev. Daniil even complained to the judge about one of the fans, asking to be removed from the stands. Inspired by Zverev, he took the game on serve and in the tenth game had a set point on the reception, but missed it: 5: 5. At the beginning of the 11th game, the German double-faulted Medvedev twice, the Russian won a break point (also known as a hidden match point), but missed it. After that, Daniel took the game to the grass and achieved the tie-break. In it, Medvedev, with a score of 4: 3 in his favor, made two mini-breaks, thus obtaining a triple match point. And immediately he found out-6:2, 7:6 (7:3)!

This is how Medvedev reached the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters for the first time in his career. And now the score in the matchup with Zverev is 9-6 in favor of the Russian. And Andrei Rublev in his fourth round match sensationally lost to German qualifier Yannick Hanfman, who defeated the Russian with a score of 7:6 (7:5), 4:6, 6:3. Therefore, in the quarterfinals, the Russian derby failed – Medvedev will play not Rublev, but Hanfman. Also today, the 22-time TBS champion Novak Djokovic won the match from him, who turned out to be stronger than Briton Cameron Norrie (13)-6: 3, 6: 4.

Men. fourth circle Rune (Denmark, 7) – Popyrin (Australia, Q) – 6:4, 5:7, 6:4 Djokovic (Serbia, 1) – Norrie (Great Britain, 13) – 6:3, 6:4 Hanfman (Germany , P)- Rublev (Russia, 6) – 7:6 (7:5), 4:6, 6:3 Medvedev (Russia, 3) – Zverev (Germany, 19) – 6:2, 7:6 (7:3)

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In women, Veronika Kudermetova played her quarterfinal against the Chinese Zheng Qinwen. Kudermetova won a strong-willed victory: 3: 6, 6: 3, 6: 4. In the final game, the Russian woman scored a hit from the fourth match point! .. In the semifinal, Veronika will play the winner of the match Beatrice Haddad-Maya (Brazil, 12) – Angelina Kalinina (Ukraine, 30).

And the first racket in the world, Iga Sviontek, has just reached the quarterfinals: her match with the Croatian Donna Vekic was supposed to take place yesterday, but it only took place today. Sviontek did not experience any particular problems in the meeting with Vekic – 6:3, 6:4 in favor of Polka.

Women. fourth circle Sviontek (Poland, 1) – Vekic (Croatia, 21) – 6:3, 6:4

1/4 final

Kudermetova (Russia, 11) – Zheng Qinwen (China, 22) – 3:6, 6:3, 6:4

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Schedule for the ninth day. Interesting matches Wednesday May 17

The men’s quarterfinals will begin. Novak Djokovic (1) will play 20-year-old Holger Rune (7). The score of personal matches is 1-1, with the last game going to Rune. He defeated Djokovic in the final of last year’s Paris Masters-3:6, 6:3, 7:5. In the second quarterfinal, the Norwegian Kasper Ruud (4) and the Argentine Francisco Cerundolo (24) will play. Here Serundolo is ahead – 2-1.

Men. 1/4 final

2:00 p.m. Moscow time Djokovic (Serbia, 1) – Rune (Denmark, 7) 8:00 p.m. Ruud (Norway, 4) — F. Serundolo (Argentina, 24)

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The women will play the last quarterfinals. Paula Badosa will face Elena Ostapenko (20), and in the central match of the day the first racket in the world Iga Sviontek and the 2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina will face each other. In 2023, the tennis players have already met twice. And both times, Rybakina won, moreover, in two sets: in the 1/8 finals of the Australian Open and in the semifinals of Indian Wells. But her first game, the Ostrava-2021 quarterfinals, was left for Sviontek.

Women. 1/4 final 4:00 p.m. Moscow time Badosa (Spain) – Ostapenko (Latvia, 20) 9:30 p.m. Swiatek (Poland, 1) — Rybakina (Kazakhstan, 7)

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The super tournament in Rome takes place from May 9 to 21. Follow all the events in the “Championship”.

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