Daniil Medvedev cruised through his first round Australian Open match and said it couldn’t really have gone any better.
The world number four came into the Australian Open in red hot form on the back of winning the last three tournaments he has played.
Medvedev appeared to have landed a tough first round draw with Canadian ace Vasek Pospisil, but he managed to extend his winning streak to 15 matches with a performance of effortless quality.
“To be honest, it was good not to lose any matches (at the ATP Cup) but on the other hand, we played on Sunday and had a lot of matches against tough opponents,” Medvedev said after the 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win.
“I’m really happy that I finished fast today. I was a bit nervous because it’s first match of first Grand Slam of the year, so I started a bit tight.
“But I could come back really fast and I started to control the match, so I’m really happy with this.
“I didn’t know how it would be physically but I managed to finish it fast and I’m feeling good.
“I knew I had to go out and win the match because that’s my job.”
Fellow Russian Andrey Rublev, the seventh seed, was also in fine form on day two of the Australian Open, beating German Yannick Hanfmann 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.
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