Wimbledon: Medvedev, second in the world, knocks out Harkaz (18th) in the round of 16

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World number two Daniil Medvedev crashed out of Polish Hubert Herkaz (18th) 2-6, 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the round of 16 at Wimbledon on Tuesday. , at the end of a match that lasted two days.

“I set out to do better what I didn’t do yesterday. And I think I did a good job”, commented Harkaz, who was crowned 8th and 8th time by Roger Federer to make the half ) will face. Final.

The match between Medvedev and Harkaz was interrupted by rain and night on Monday as the Russian took a 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 3-4 lead.

The 24-year-old Pole achieved his best Grand Slam tournament finish at Wimbledon.

Facing Federer, whom he admires and who made him choose to practice tennis, Harkaz expects “little support from the public,” he said.

It was a good series for Medvedev, who recently won the Mallorca Gras tournament, which ended on Tuesday. At the age of 25 and for his fourth Wimbledon, he had passed the third round for the first time.

Therefore his best Grand Slam result remains his final at the 2019 US Open and the 2021 Australian Open.

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