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Daniil Medvedev advanced to the fourth round of the French Open with a comfortable victory over Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic

Second-seeded Daniil Medvedev qualified for the fourth round of the French Open with a comfortable two-set victory over Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic.

The Russian won in clinical style 6-2 6-4 6-2 in less than two hours as he aims to win the second Grand Slam title of his career.

“It’s been wonderful today. They didn’t break my service,” said Medvedev, who arrived at Roland Garros with just a game of clay under his belt after undergoing surgery to repair a hernia in April. “On that surface, it’s pretty unusual. I hope there are more games like this for me next week.

“As in my French, I try to do better in my tennis all the time. The more French I learn, the better my tennis will be. “

seventh seed Andrei Rublev saved five set points in a long tie-break in the fourth set to beat Cristian Garín 6-4 3-6 6-2 7-6 (13-11) in just over three hours.

Rublev will face the 11th seed Jannik Sinner in the next round after the Italian saved 11 set points in a grueling 90-minute second set to secure a 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 victory over American Mackenzie McDonald.

“We both didn’t feel good on the track, but we were very happy to have finished,” Sinner said.

“I don’t feel 100%, that’s for sure,” added Sinner, who played with his left knee tied. “I don’t want to talk about it. But I served him well and I broke him at the beginning of the third set.”

Alcaraz feels ready to dethrone the clay kings Nadal and Djokovic

Carlos Alcaraz insists he is ready to break control of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros

Carlos Alcaraz insists he is ready to break control of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros

Young contender Carlos Alcaraz insists he is ready to break up with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros.

The last six Roland Garros titles have been for a gold duet with reigning champion Djokovic and thirteen-time winner Nadal, the undisputed king of clay.

But 19-year-old Alcaraz looks like the apparent heir and many even proposed him to dethrone the two greats at this year’s tournament.

Djokovic and Nadal are the series leaders to face in a quarter-final success with Alcaraz, sixth seed, about to meet the winner in the semifinals.

“Well, if I win, I’ll play with one of them,” he said. “I think I’m ready.”

Alcaraz beat both Djokovic and Nadal, as well as world number 3 Alexander Zverev, on his way to the Madrid title earlier this month.

“It’s different to play against them (here),” added the young Spaniard. “I mean in the Masters 1000 or some other tournament it’s the best of three instead of a Grand Slam, but I’d say I’m ready.”

Alcaraz faces 21st Russian seed Karen Khachanov, who beat Britain’s Cameron Norrie in the fourth round on Friday night.

“Well, I only trained with him once, but I saw other games from him, so I know it’s going to be a tough game,” he said.

“But at the same time, apart from being a tough opponent, I like these games.”

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