BNP Paribas Masters 2019: Tuesday tennis scores, results and updated schedule | Launderer’s report
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Daniil Medvedev has slipped to an early exit from the 2019 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris after losing to Jeremy Chardy 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the round of 16 on Tuesday.
The other big surprise of the day came from Jan-Lennard Struff, who sentenced defending champion Karen Khachanov to an early departure. Struff defeated the Russian after three sets by beating a tie-break in the opener and winning seven games in the third.
As Medvedev and Khachanov went out, Alexander Zverev came forward beating Fernando Verdasco in straight sets.
Earlier, Kyle Edmund, Grigor Dimitrov and Denis Shapovalov reached the knockout stages. Edmund was too good for Ricardas Berankis, winning in straight sets. Shapovalov won after a groin injury forced Gilles Simon to retire with the first set tied at two games apiece.
Wednesday’s draw will see Novak Djokovic in action against Corentin Moutet, who beat Dusan Lajovic in straight sets. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal will face Adrian Mannarino and fifth seed Dominic Thiem will meet Milos Raonic.
Tuesday scores and results
- (LL) Corentin Moutet bt. Dusan Lajovic: 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
- Denis Shapovalov bt. Gilles Simon: 2-2 (Simon retires)
- Kyle Edmund bt. (A) Ricardas Berankis: 6-4, 6-3
- Alex de Minaur bt. Laslo Djere: 6-1, 6-4
- Taylor Fritz bt. Frances Tiafoe: 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4
- Grigor Dimitrov bt. (WC) Ugo Humbert: 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
round of 16
- Jan-Lennard Struff bt. (8) Karen Khachanov: 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5
- (Q) Jeremy Chardy bt. (4) Daniel Medvedev: 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
- (6) Alexander Zverev bt. Fernando Verdasco: 6-1, 6-3
- Radu Albot bt. (LL) Andreas Seppi: 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6)
Wednesday schedule (Starts at 11am BST / 7am ET)
- Milos Raonic vs. (5) Dominic Thiem
- Taylor Fritz vs (7) Stefanos Tsitsipas
- (13) Gaël Monfils against Benoît Paire
- (1) Novak Djokovic against (LL) Corentin Moutet
- (WC) Adrian Mannarino vs (2) Rafael Nadal
- (WC) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga against (10) Matteo Berrettini
- Denis Shapovalov vs (11) Fabio Fognini
- (12) David Goffin vs. Grigor Dimitrov
- (16) Stan Wawrinka vs Marin Cilic
- Kyle Edmund vs. (14) Diego Schwartzman
- Cristian Garin vs (15) John Isner
- (9) Roberto Bautista Agut against Alex de Minaur
LL – lucky loser
Medvedev was on a roll after winning the Shanghai Masters and St. Petersburg Open and reaching the US Open final. Even so, the Russian was brought down to earth by Chardy’s outstanding performance protecting his serve.
The Frenchman saved 14 of 15 break points while making three breaks. These missed opportunities proved costly for Medvedev, who at times seemed a little off:
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Daniil Medvedev loses his first match since the US Open & fails to reach the final of an event he is taking part in for the first time since Wimbledon. Chardy played well in the 4-6 6-2 6-4 win in Paris but Medvedev got rusty after a self-imposed rest period after Shanghai. The nine-game winning streak was snapped.
Chardy’s speed of thought was faster and his reactions sharper in key exchanges:
Medvedev never really got going, unlike Zverev, who took an early lead. The German won the first set 6-1 and was leading 3-1 in the second in no time.
Zverev took three of the next five games to seal his passage to the round of 16.
Things were close between Struff and Khachanov throughout each set, with both players hitting 17 aces. Each player also converted a pair of break points, though Struff took an additional seven points on his return, according to the tournament. official site.
The German timed his break well, earning one at a key moment in the third set:
Khachanov came out and Frances Tiafoe joined him after being sent off by fellow American Taylor Fritz. The latter broke Tiafoe’s serve twice and consistently manufactured winners in key moments.
Tiafoe was able to build on her backhand and rally in the second set:
However, Fritz’s serve was too strong in the third and the 22-year-old made it through.
Edmund barely entered the game in the French capital in fine form, having lost eight games in a row. Still, the 24-year-old found his swagger at just the right time to break Berankis.
Building on a powerful service game that netted eight aces, Edmund held the Lithuanian on his heels. Edmund also broke serve three times for crucial points in decisive moments to secure a comfortable and much-needed win.
Dimitrov was surprised by Ugo Humbert from the start, with the Frenchman winning the first set largely thanks to the conversion of two break points. The initial setback forced Dimitrov to rally, and the Bulgarian did it brilliantly, breaking serve five times and dropping just three games the rest of the way.
Such a strong recovery was enough for Dimitrov to continue an impressive streak:
Dimitrov will have to play better if he wants to overtake David Goffin on Wednesday.