Daniil Medvedev vs Sebastian Korda – LIVE updates


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Follow live updates and scores from the Australian Open 2023 as the third round gets underway. Daniel Medvedev is out of the after the 22-year-old American Sebastian Korda produced the performance of his career to defeat last year’s runner-up in straight sets. Korda balanced a controlled and aggressive game from the baseline with dashes of serve-and-volley to defeat Medvedev 7-6 6-3 7-6.

British No. 1 Cameron Norrie is also out after the 21-year-old Czech Jiri Lehecka pulled off a remarkable upset to win 6-7 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3. Norrie looked to have moved into a commanding position when he won the third set but Lehecka, the world No 71, responded to win 10 of the next 12 games to flip the match on its head. Lehecka then stayed composed to serve it out as Norrie, the 11th seed, suffered a tough defeat.

Earlier, Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula remain on a collision course after straight-sets wins, while Iga Swiatek was in impressive form to thrash Cristina Bucsa 6-0 6-1. Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka came from a set down to beat 10th seed Madison Keys 1-6 6-2 6-1 and reach the fourth round.

It comes after a dramatic Thursday, as top seeds including Ons Jabeur and Casper Ruud tumbled from the tournament. Andy Murray staged year incredible comeback to defeat Thanasi Kokkinakis in five hours and 45 minutes. Novak Djokovic advanced, goal there is significant concern surrounding the nine-time champion’s hamstring injury. Follow live updates and the latest scores from the Australian Open in our live blog below.


Australian Open 2023: Sebastian Korda stuns Daniil Medvedev in latest upset

Sebastian Korda stunned Daniil Medvedev to make a statement at the Australian Open 25 years after his father Petr claimed the title.

Melbourne Park has been a happy hunting ground for the family, with Sebastian winning the junior title five years ago, while his sisters Nelly and Jessica have both won the Australian Open in golf.

While he may be too soon to talk about the 22-year-old potentially adding more silverware, he was superb in a 7-6 (7) 6-3 7-6 (4) third-round victory over seventh seed Medvedev, the beaten finalist for the last two years.

The Russian has struggled for form since losing to Rafael Nadal from two sets up in the final 12 months ago and was simply outplayed by Korda, who began the season by reaching the final of the ATP event in Adelaide and pushing Novak Djokovic all the way.

Medvedev hung on grimly in the first set, fighting back after dropping his serve three times, but Korda was always ahead in the tie-break.

The young American has a similar game to his but opponent he was doing everything better – striking his groundstrokes with precision, particularly off the backhand side, and coming to the net effectively.

He moved ahead early in sets two and three and, although he wobbled in sight of the finish line, he dominated a second tie-break to send another favorite packing following the exits of Nadal and Casper Ruud.

Jamie BraidwoodJan 20, 2023 1:49 p.m.


Australian Open 2023

The sun was almost coming up when Murray left the scene of the longest match of his career, a five-hour, 45-minute epic that saw him fight back from two sets and a break down to finally clinch victory at 4.05am.

It was barely eight hours later when the man with the metal hip was seen walking gingerly along the corridors, accepting congratulations along the way, having already been attending to the damage to his body.

“I saw him today before my match,” said Tsitsipas. “I was thinking to myself, ‘What is he doing here? He should be in bed’.”

Jamie BraidwoodJan 20, 2023 2:14 p.m.


Australian Open 2023

It’s almost 1am in Melbourne, which of course means play is still going at the Australian Open.

This time, Maria Sakkari and Lin Zhu are into a deciding set on Margaret Court Arena.

China’s Zhu took the opening set against the sixth seed Sakkari on a tiebreak, only for the Greek player to hit back 6-1 in the second.

Now Zhu is up an early break in the third…

Jamie BraidwoodJan 20, 2023 1:57 p.m.


Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-7 Sebastian Korda – Game, set and match!

Sebastian Korda will face Hubert Hurkacz in the fourth round, after Poland’s 10th seed progressed by beating Canadian 20th seed Denis Shapovalov 7-6(3) 6-4 1-6 4-6 6-3

Jamie BraidwoodJan 20, 2023 1:37 p.m.


Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-7 Sebastian Korda – Game, set and match!

Korda thanks the Rod Laver crowd for an “unbelievable” atmosphere. “I knew what I had to do,” he says. “I stuck with it even when I was going up and down with the emotions. I’m thrilled right now. I played an amazing game.

What was his game-plan? “Just go for it,” he says.

Jamie BraidwoodJan 20, 2023 1:26 p.m.


Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-7 Sebastian Korda – Game, set and match!

It’s Medvedev’s earliest Australian Open exit in three years after back-to-back appearances in the final.

Korda was superb and the 22-year-old is through the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time.

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Jamie BraidwoodJanuary 20, 2023 1:20 p.m.


Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-7 Sebastian Korda – Game, set and match!

Stunning, stunning upset.

Korda burned his first three match points, but he gets it done on the fourth with a brilliant forehand winner down the line!

Huge win for the American and he takes out Medvedev.

Jamie BraidwoodJan 20, 2023 1:18 p.m.


Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-6 Sebastian Korda – Tiebreak!

That’s so, so good from Korda. He’s produced his best tennis of the match in this tiebreak. Controlled hitting to Medvedev’s backhand is followed by a forehand winner.

Jamie BraidwoodJan 20, 2023 1:15 p.m.


Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-6 Sebastian Korda – Tiebreak!

Korda jumps into an early lead behind his first serve, built on a brilliant opening return. It’s already 3-0 to the American.

Great return from Korda! It’s snapped back at Medvedev and the Russian pushes the backhand long.

Medvedev pulls a point back but it’s 4-1 to Korda as he gets his serve back.

Brilliant depth from Korda! He finishes by clipping the baseline, and Medvedev can’t respond.

It’s 5-1 at the change-over!

Jamie BraidwoodJan 20, 2023 1:12 p.m.


Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-6 Sebastian Korda – Tiebreak!

Now, a big test for Korda as we approach the three-hour mark. A wild backhand from Medvedev, after a lovely drop shot winner from Korda, gets him to 40-15.

Medvedev thunders the forehand return straight down the line – what a winner that was – but Korda can close it out as he switches up to the serve and volley again.

He pulls it off brilliantly.

Jamie BraidwoodJanuary 20, 2023 1:10 p.m.


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