2022 – French Open 2022: Daniel Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas suffer a surprise exit from Roland Garros

Marin Cilic has lost all three of his previous encounters with Daniil Medvedev
events: May 22 – June 5 place: Roland Garros, Paris
Coverage: Live transcript and radio commentary for selected matches on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, the BBC Sport website and app

Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered a shock elimination in the fourth round on a shocking day in the men’s draw at the French Open.

Croatian world number two Marin Cilic beat Medvedev 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in a one-sided evening match.

Fourth-placed Tsitsipas lost in four sets to send teenager Holger Ron to the Grand Slam quarter-finals.

19-year-old Dane punished a poor performance by 2021 runner-up Roland Garros with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory.

Ron meets Casper Ruud in the quarter-finals after the Norwegian also won four sets and defeated Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz.

Cilic, 33, will then meet seventh seed Andrey Rublev, who reached the quarter-finals after Yannick Sener retired 1-6, 6-4, 2-0.

Former US Open champion Cilic, who triumphed at Flushing Meadows in 2014, turned back time and took just one hour and 47 minutes for second-placed Medvedev to climb under the spotlight at Court Philippe Chatrier.

He got 90% of the points on his dominant first serve and didn’t have a single break point while the Russian was broken five times.

“It was one of the best matches of my career from start to finish,” Cilic said in his on-court interview. “It was a very good match from the first point to the end.

“When I play my best tennis, everything works, sends, returns, movement, and these past 15 days have been great for me with very consistent tennis.

“Against players like Daniel, you have to be able to maintain levels like this throughout the game, so I was definitely focused on continuing and I am very satisfied.

“I always try to do my best, even when things are not going well. When you train hard, good things come and it is a pleasure to play that way.”

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