Alex de Minaur defeats Daniil Medvedev at the Paris Masters: Amazing Aussie finally does it

Australian Alex de Minaur knocked out former world number one Daniil Medvedev from the Paris Masters.

It is one of the most significant achievements of “The Demon’s” career, which eliminated for the first time a player in the Top 5 of the leaderboard.

The world number 25 left the Russian in turmoil as he regained momentum in the third set and won 6-4 2-6 7-5 in a match that lasted two hours and 46 minutes.

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Medvedev smashed his racket on concrete after losing at match point before approaching to shake the 23-year-old’s hand.

De Minaur had lost all 18 previous games against the top 5 opponents. He had also lost all four of his previous matches against Medvedev.

Now she will face US Open semifinalist Frances Tiafoe in the round of 16.

British tennis journalist James Gray posted on Twitter that there was a special moment behind the scenes for de Minaur’s girlfriend, British star Katie Boulter.

“Extraordinary victory for Alex de Minaur against Daniil Medvedev,” Gray wrote on Twitter.

“He was in the room with Katie Boulter when he sealed the win. She had it on the phone but fair play, she remained calm and she kept doing the interview until the end and then she checked that she had sealed it. good times.”

De Minaur recovered from 0-2 in an upside-down final set, but wasted two match points on the Russian’s serve in a thrilling 10th game.

Despite that disappointment, he was once again aggressive in the second leg at 6-5 and a double foul from Medvedev in the fourth match point at 30/40 gave De Minaur the biggest win of his career.

After losing the opening set, third-placed Medvedev seemed to have regained control as he launched into the second set to equalize the match.

But the Russian became increasingly agitated, losing confidence, especially on serve, and made a number of unforced errors.

He vented his frustration at the end of the match and looked flustered as he spoke to the audience before shaking hands with De Minaur.

Medvedev was criticized by fans for lack of class at the time that belonged to De Minaur.

– with AFP

Originally released as ‘Amazing’: Australian Alex de Minaur finally made it