Western & Southern Open—Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.
Former US Open winner Daniil Medvedev breezed into the third round of the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday, defeating Italian Lorenzo Musetti 6-3, 6-2.
Playing on his favourite surface, Medvedev will next face No. 16 seed Alexander Zverev.
Zverev recorded a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Yoshihito Nishioka.
Elsewhere, recent National Bank Open winner Jannik Sinner was dismissed by Dusan Lajovic, and two-time French Open finalist Casper Ruud lost to Max Purcell, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
Americans Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul thrilled the hometown fans by advancing in straight sets over their lower ranked opponents.
On the women’s side, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek steamrolled Danielle Collins and Wimbledon winner Marketa Vondrousova dismissed Anastasia Potapova 6-4, 6-2.
Elsewhere, No. 3 seed Jessica Pegula, No. 8 seed Maria Sakkari and No. 14 seed Daria Kasatkina all advanced to the round of 16.
Still to come on Wednesday in Mason, Ohio, world No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 6 seed Coco Gauff will be in action.
Thursday’s schedule of play will highlight both men’s and women’s third-round matches.
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(3) Daniil Medvedev Defeats Lorenzo Musetti 63 62
(4) Stefanos Tsitsipas Defeats Ben Shelton 76(3) 76(2)
Max Purcell Defeats (5) Casper Ruud 64 36 64
Dusan Lajovic Defeats (8) Jannik Sinner 64 76(4)
(9) Taylor Fritz Defeats Lorenzo Sonego 64 76(1)
(14) Tommy Paul Defeats Ugo Humbert 61 76(4)
Hubert Hurkacz Defeats (15) Borna Coric 57 63 63
(16) Alexander Zverev Defeats Yoshihito Nishioka 75 64