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Australian Open: Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Daniil Medvedev

Australian Open: Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Daniil Medvedev

MELBOURNE, Australia – Quebec player Felix Auger-Aliassime's run at the Australian Open ended in the third round on Saturday.

Auger-Aliassime was defeated in three sets by 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 at the hands of third seed Daniil Medvedev in Melbourne.

In the fourth round, he will face the Russian Nuno Borges, who defeated the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (No. 13) 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (6).

There are no Canadians remaining in the singles draw at Melbourne Park.

All the attention is on Canadian Gabriella Dabrowski, who did not have to play a women's doubles match with Erin Rotliff.

The fourth-seeded duo took advantage of the retirements of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Veronika Kudermetova to advance to the third round.

Medvedev lost the first two sets of his second-round match against Emil Ruusuvuori, but came back from behind to win 3-6, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-0 in four games. 1 hour and 23 minutes.

Medvedev needed just over two hours to finish off Auger-Aliassime.

The last time the two men met in Australia, Medvedev saved two match points before winning a drawn-out quarter-final encounter in five sets. The Russian lost in the final to Rafael Nadal that year, a year after losing the 2021 final to Novak Djokovic.

With nine of the top ten players still in contention after three rounds, Medvedev will need to show tactical prowess to get back to the final. He says he is back on track to add another major title to the one he won at the US Open in 2021.

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“I'm focused on this moment. I want… to try to get to the final again, to try to have my chance to win another Grand Slam title,” he added. “And I finally reach another final, at the US Open. I just want to Playing good tennis, beating good players, and I hope to win another title.”