Daniil Medvedev (ATP 3) was unable to qualify for the quarterfinals at the Masters 1,000 tournament in the Spanish capital Madrid on Thursday. The Russian, the second seed, lost in the eighth finals against Chilean Cristian Garin (ATP 25) in three sets: 6-4, 6-7 (2/7) and 6-1. The game lasted 2 hours and 21 minutes.
Garin will compete in the quarterfinals against the Italian eighth seed Matteo Berrettini (ATP 10) or the Argentinian Federico Delbonis (ATP 77). Last month, Medvedev had to miss the Monte Carlo tournament after a positive corona test. Austrian Dominic Thiem (ATP 4) did qualify for the quarterfinals, after a win in two sets (7-6 (9/7) and 6-4) against Australian Alex De Minaur (ATP 24). In the next round, Thiem will meet the Russian sixth seed Andrey Rublev (ATP 7) or the American John Isner (ATP 39). The Austrian celebrates his return to the track in Madrid, after a month and a half away. Thiem stated in the Austrian press that he had inserted this rest period to recharge.
The number two in the world, Rafaël Nadal, easily qualified for the quarterfinals. He beat Australian Popyrin (ATP 76) in two easy sets: 6-3 and 6-3.
The tournament is over for Stefanos Tsitsipas. The number five in the world collided with the Norwegian Casper Ruud (ATP 22). The Norwegian won in two sets: 7-6 and 6-4.
Gillé and Vliegen to quarter-final doubles
Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen have qualified without playing for the quarter-finals of the doubles at the Masters 1,000 tournament in the Spanish capital Madrid (clay / 2,614,465 euros).
The Limburg duo benefited from the forfeit of the Kazach Alexander Bublik and the Chilean Cristian Garin. Bublik and Garin withdrew after both qualified for the singles quarter-finals earlier in the day. The Chilean stunted by eliminating the Russian number 3 in the world Daniil Medvedev with 6-4, 6-7 (2/7) and 6-1.
In the next round, Gillé and Vliegen will take on the Croatian Ivan Dodig and the Slovakian Filip Polasek, who form the fourth seed. Last Sunday, Gillé and Vliegen were in the double final at the ATP tournament in Munich, Germany. In it they went down 4-6, 6-4 and 10/5 against the Dutch-German duo Wesley Koolhof / Kevin Krawietz. (belga)