Russian Menvedev adds his 250th victory on the circuit and advances to the quarter-finals

Los Cabos (Mexico), Aug. 3 (EFE).- World ranking leader Daniil Medvedev of Russia beat Australian Rinky Hijikata 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday to add his 250th professional win and advance to the quarter-finals of the Los Cabos Tennis Open.

With a great service performance, with 84% of the points won with the first, Medvedev imposed conditions against a rival from the classification who held well, but suffered a break in each set and that is where the match chained up.

Daniil struggled to decipher Hijikita’s serve. He did it at the best moment, in the tenth game to win 6-4.

In the second series, the pattern repeated itself; Hijikata, ranked 224, defended well with his two-handed backhand until Medvedev broke in game six and cruised to victory.

In the eighth best phase, the Russian will face Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, world number 98 racket player, who eliminated Argentinian Facundo Bagnis 7-6(4), 6-4.

Earlier, second-seeded Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime recovered from a pair of breaks in the second set to defeat Mexican Alex Hernandez 6-3, 7-5.

In the second set, Hernández surprised everyone by breaking Aliassime’s serve in the second game, who is training with Spaniard Toni Nadal. The Canadian broke in the fifth, but the Mexican broke serve again in the sixth and forced his rival to bring out his best tennis to win.

In the quarter-finals, Auger-Aliassime will face the winner between the Australian Thanasis Kokkinakis, 75th player in the world, and the American Steve Johnson (92nd).

This Wednesday, Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic won 6-4, 6-2 against Australian Jordan Thompson and will seek his way to the semi-finals against American Brandon Nakashima, who on his 21st birthday beat Max 6-3, 6-3. .

In another match, Radu Albot of Moldova took down Australian Jason Kubler 6-4, 6-2.

In the closing match on center court, British defending champion Cameron Norrie will face Taiwanese Chun-Hsin Tseng.

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