Daniil Medvedev had to go deep on Saturday to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Stéfano Tsitsipás won a lot more convincingly in the third round.

Medvedev was too strong for the Serbian Filip Krajinovic in five sets (6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6 and 6-0).

The Russian thus booked his seventeenth victory in a row.

The Russian consecutively won the Masters tournament in Paris, the ATP Finals in London and the ATP Cup in Melbourne with the Russian team.

The number four in the world is in the fourth round of the Australian Open for the third year in a row.

Medvedev lost all previous six five-set players in his career, including the 2019 US Open final against Rafael Nadal.

"I can still remember many of those fifth sets," said 25-year-old Medvedev.

"I even had a break in three or four of them."

"I've always said that you need experience in such a fifth set. When I came for a break today, I kept everything under control. Before, I was rushing or getting nervous. Now I stayed very calm and that helped me the match. "

Due to the new lockdown in Melbourne, Stefános Tsitsipás and others played in front of empty stands on Saturday.

Due to the new lockdown in Melbourne, Stefános Tsitsipás and others played in front of empty stands on Saturday.

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Tsitsipas easily wins from training partner

Tsitsipás, like Medvedev, one of the emerging talents hoping to topple the big three (Federer, Nadal and Djokovic), had much less trouble making it to the fourth round.

The 22-year-old Greek won 6-4, 6-1 and 6-1 against his Swedish peer Mikael Ymer.

Tsitsipás and the Swede Ymer regularly played against each other in the juniors and trained together in Melbourne during the mandatory quarantine daily in Melbourne.

Other results third round Australian Open men's tournament

  • Casper Ruud (Noo, 28) -Radu Albot Mol, 85): 6-1, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

  • Mackenzie McDonald (US, 192) -Lloyd Harris (ZAf, 91): 7-6 (7), 6-1, 6-4

  • Alexander Rublev (Russian, 8) -Feliciano Lopez (Spa, 65): 7-5, 6-2, 6-3