Daniil Medvedev is always a pleasure to pay attention to all the audible self-talk he keeps doing. That did not change in his third round with 6: 3, 6: 3, 4: 6, 3: 6, 6: 0 against Filip Krajinovic. It was a match without an audience, but it was still an impressive spectacle.

The 28th Serbian seed made a great comeback after two straight sets to take advantage of the apparent frustration in Medvedev. He lost all rhythm in the last movement, however, and blew an otherwise brave performance away.

Daniil Medvedev showed “he’s watching”

In the pre-game post-game interview, the 4th seed Russian had some interesting answers to the questions. First he told how his coach left early because he knew Daniil was sure to win. Second, he praised his fourth round opponent by saying: “He plays Roger style”.

MedvedevThe third-round win was also his first-ever win in a five-seater, and it came in style. Throughout the game, the Russian lost his temper after every point loss, even when he led the sets 2-0. He had Daria Medvedev in the stands as his sole support, while among other things he struggled with the frustration of the beeper attached to the net. After medical treatment, the star won the crucial set in no time.

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Who is the next opponent of the Russian?

Mackenzie McDonald is an American gamer who angered 22nd seed Borna Coric in four sentences to move forward at AO 2021. His most notable game recently was against it Rafael Nadal in the second round of the French Open 2020. Although he lost it 1-6 0-6 3-6 for the King of Clay, it gave him some visibility for the big boys playing. Mackenzie has a controlling forehand and can hit very rough flat hits. Maybe that’s why Daniil compared him to him Roger Federer first of all. Check out the 25 year old American’s reaction to this –

His third round win against Lloyd Harris showed that he can serve big and that he will have a good fight against the hot-headed Russian. So what do you think Mackenzie can cause a stir here? Help us know in the comments.

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