The former third ranked player and the current 17th ranked tennis player in the world, Dimitrov managed his second three-set duel at the tournament. In the first round, he knocked out the Italian Lorenzo Musetti after a similar course. Against Medvedev, after a relatively smoothly won first set, he lost the second set in a tiebreak, although before that he returned to the game from 2:5 down and averted six set points. In the shortened game, however, Medvedev already used the seventh chance to extend the match.
The third act unfolded the other way around, Dimitrov lost the 5:2 lead this time and also wasted six match points. But he gained a 5-0 lead in the tiebreak and used the first offered opportunity to end the match.
Medvedev, who had a free draw in the first round and committed eight double faults in the match, defeated Medvedev for the third time in the ninth match. Dimitrov’s next opponent will be Alexandr Bublik from Kazakhstan.
The world number one Serbian Novak Djokovic will also enter the tournament today, who will be challenged by the Argentine Tomás Martín Etcheverry.
Men’s tournament in Paris
hard surface, subsidy 6,748,815 euros
Singles – 2nd round: