Second seed Danill Medvedev beat local hope Nick Kyrgios 7-6,6-4,4-6,6-2 to reach third round of Australian Open on Thursday.Fourth seed Stefanos Tsistipas overcame Baez 7-6,6-7,6-3,6-4 in the second round. Former world no.1 Andy Murray suffered straight sets defeat against Daniel.Grigor Dimitrov,Alex De Minaur and Roberto Bautista Agut also progressed to third round.Among women,Simona Halep,Sabalenka and Swiajtek advanced.India’s Sania Mirza partnering Rajeev Ram reached second round of mixed doubles.
P V Sindhu beat Lauren Lam 21-16,21-13 to reach quarterfinals of Syed Modi International.H S Prannoy beat compatriot Priyanshu Rajawat to reach last eight in men’s singles.Mithun Manjunath also advanced on Thursday.
Indian archery couple Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari has been dropped from TOPS programme.
By Shailesh Padhye