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Daniil Medvedev advances to quarterfinals at Adelaide International

TENNIS: JAN 04 - Adelaide International

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04: Daniil Medvedev hits a backhand during the Adelaide International tennis match between Daniil Medvedev and Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia at Memorial Drive on January 04, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Peter Mundy/Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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ADELAIDE, Australia -- Daniil Medvedev defeated Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Adelaide International.

The former world No. 1 - now ranked No. 7 - had an easy time for his third victory in three tries against the 29th-ranked Serbian

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who has won 30 straight singles matches on Australian soil, will play for his place in the quarterfinals and a possible matchup against Medvedev in the semifinals.

Medvedev is seeded third and will face fellow Russian Karen Khachanov for his spot in the semifinals.

“Really happy to be through, happy with my level and looking forward to my next match,” Medvedev said. “Miomir is a tough opponent, high-rep player. There are no easy guys left in Adelaide, not sure there were even in the first round.”

Khachanov, a semifinalist at last year’s U.S. Open, defeated Jack Draper of Britain 6-4, 6-2 to advance.

On the women’s side of the combined ATP-WTA tournament, Aryna Sabalenka and Marketa Vondrousova are set to meet in the quarterfinals after both won.

Sabalenka, seeded No. 2, defeated Liudmila Samsonova in a grueling match that lasted 2 hours, 15 minutes, winning 7-6 (8) 7-6 (3).

Vondrousova, the 2019 French Open finalist, defeated Kaia Kanepi 6-0, 6-4.

In a late match, No. 4 seed Veronika Kudermetova defeated Bianca Andreescu 6-4, 6-0.