AFP Paul CROCK
Russian Daniel Medvedev qualified for the semi-finals of the French tennis tournament, Marseille, after defeating Italian Yanik Senir in two sets without a match in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Medvedev, 25, resolved the confrontation in his favor with two clean groups, by 6-2 and 6-4 within one hour and 15 minutes.
In the semi-finals of the tournament with a total prize pool of more than half a million euros, Medvedev will face the Australian Martin Eden, the winner of his turn over the Russian Karen Khachanov, in two sets to one group, whose results are: 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
It is noteworthy that Medvedev, who is third in the world ranking of tennis professionals, has secured his second place snatch from the Spaniard Rafael Nadal when he releases the new classification next Monday, and he will become the first player from outside the quartet consisting of Nadal, Serbian Novak Djokovic (currently top seed), Roger Federer and Britain’s Andy. Murray is ranked second in the world since Nadal overtook Australian player Leyton Hewitt to take over in 2005.