Daniil Medvedev ran over Frenchman Artur Rinderknesch 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in just over two hours and made it clear that he has no intention of parting with his US Open title.
The Russian was the familiar ball of complete concentration and calmness, he broke the opponent’s serve (No. 58 in the ranking) 6 times, allowed only three break points of his serve, which he saved.
The world No. 1 hit 76% first serve and looks in excellent form in New York. In the first minutes of the match, he had to hear boos, as was the case a few days ago in his first match of the tournament. They are not massive, but they are clearly heard from the stands at the address of the Russian. Not that he cares, at least it doesn’t show from his play.
Medvedev’s next opponent will be the Chinese Yubin Wu, who defeated Nuno Borges 6:7, 7:6, 4:6, 6:4, 6:4 in nearly 4 hours. The Asian is ranked #176 and is not expected to be a difficult obstacle for Daniil.
Nick Kyrgios continues his incredible season after advancing to the third round with 7:6, 6:4, 4:6, 6:4 over Benjamin Bonzi. The Australian will meet JJ Wolff of the United States in the next phase.
If he beats him, and the world No. 1 does not encounter difficulties with the Chinese, the two will face each other in a round of 16 clash.
More men’s results:
Casper Ruud – Tim van Rittoven 6:7, 6:4, 6:4, 6:4
Tommy Paul – Sebastian Korda 6:0, 3:6, 4:6, 6:3, 6:4
Karen Khachanov – Thiago Monteiro 6:3, 6:3, 5:7, 6:4.