Daniil Medvedev Wimbledon 2021

Daniil Medvedev produces incredible comeback against former Wimbledon finalist

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Daniil Medvedev is into the second week of Wimbledon for the first time after coming back from the edge of defeat in his third round match.

The world No. 2 rallied from two sets to love down against 2017 Wimbledon runner-up Marin Cilic in a thoroughly impressive display of grit on Court One.

Cilic was just too strong to start as he saw out the first set in a tiebreak before securing two breaks to claim the second set 6-3.

Medvedev hung tough with the 2014 US Open champion though as the third set went on-serve until the 2-2, when the Russian broke to lead the set.

Medvedev then saw out the set 6-3, completing the comeback by taking the fourth by the same scoreline.

The Russian started the decider perfectly, claiming a triple break and holding his own serves to go 5-0 up in barely twenty minutes.

But Medvedev couldn’t close it out just yet. Despite having three match points at 40-0, Cilic fought back to break for 1-5.

Finally, after a little over three and a half hours on-court, Medvedev sealed the win with his fourth match point on his serve to dispatch the former world No. 3 6-7 (3-7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.

Medvedev has now won seven consecutive matches on grass and has a 7-1 record on the surface in 2021, having won the Mallorca Championships immediately prior to Wimbledon.

He will now face Polish 14th seed Hubert Hurkacz for a place in the quarter-finals.

Daniil Medvedev Wimbledon 2021
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