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Medvedev is ‘antihero' tennis needs, claims Aussie media

Posted On: May 22, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Medvedev is ‘antihero' tennis needs, claims Aussie media

Daniil Medvedev is bidding to win a maiden Australian Open title in Melbourne
Australian Open hopeful Daniil Medvedev is the ‘villain' tennis is crying out for, according to some sections of the media Down Under, as the big Russian provides box office entertainment in pursuit of the title in Melbourne.
Firmly installed as tournament favorite after the ugly deportation of Novak Djokovic, second seed Medvedev's progress has thus far been relatively trouble-free at this year's showpiece at Melbourne Park.
A straight-sets victory in the opening round was followed by more challenging four-set wins against home hero Nick Kyrgios and awkward serve-and-volleyer Maxime Cressy.
For the most part, Medvedev has got the job done with ruthless, almost robotic efficiency on court, and the 25-year-old will be favored again in his quarterfinal meeting with talented Canadian youngster Felix Auger-Aliasime at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday.
Daniil Medvedev has toyed with the crowd in Melbourne thus far. © Getty Images
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