Jannik Sinner showcased a commanding performance at Margaret Court Arena, securing a spot in the fourth round of the Australian Open with a masterclass victory over 26th seed Sebastian Baez. Sinner dominated the match with a 6-0, 6-1, 6-3 triumph, spending just 1 hour and 52 minutes on the court. The fourth-seeded Italian, now into the round of 16 for the third consecutive year in Melbourne, is set to face 15th seed Karen Khachanov in the upcoming match.
Notably, Sinner's advancement to the Grand Slam fourth round marked his 11th appearance at this stage, surpassing Matteo Berrettini for the second-most appearances by an Italian man in a major. His previous best major result was a Wimbledon semifinal showing last season.
In another captivating match, Daniil Medvedev staged an incredible comeback against Finn Emil Ruusuvuori in a five-set thriller that concluded in the early hours of Friday morning. Initially outplayed by the inspired world No.53, Medvedev turned the tide, winning 3-6, 6-7(1-7), 6-4, 7-6(7-1), 6-0 in a marathon contest lasting four hours and 23 minutes. This victory marked Medvedev's third recovery from a two-set deficit at a major. His next challenge awaits against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime, with a place in the fourth round at stake.
(With Agency Inputs)