Miomir Kecmanovic vs Daniil Medvedev score and latest updates

HHello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of today’s French Open third round match between Miomir Kecmanovic and Daniil Medvedev of Roland Garros in Paris.

It’s been a slow burner, but Daniil Medvedev’s love affair with Paris is finally starting to blossom.

The Russian second seed is notorious for drawing crowds and had many run-ins with Melbourne fans at the Australian Open earlier this year.

Medvedev also had his angry moments at the US Open and here at Roland Garros.

But the 26-year-old, who lives in France and has spoken French in his on-court post-game interviews, has become a crowd favorite, a true home player.

“I’m not talking [the] Australian fans, it was just this year,” Medvedev said after a comfortable 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 second-round victory over Serbia’s Laslo Djere.

“If not, I’m usually super happy to go to Australia and play there. Let’s see how it goes next year.

“Maybe again, I know I made some mistakes too. It’s not like they picked me and said ‘we’re going to be against him’.

“With [the] The French crowd also went up and down at times. I think the first three times I lost at Roland Garros it was against the French, and it was difficult. They definitely weren’t rooting for me.

“Playing against a Frenchman at Roland Garros is one of the most difficult things in tennis.

“You know, at first I didn’t like it – not that I didn’t like playing in France – but I didn’t have good results. Now I can win at Bercy in Marseille, (I got to the quarters) at Roland Garros, so I love playing in France .

“Sometimes you need time to adjust.”

Medvedev faces another Serb, Kecmanovic, in the third round this morning.

Medvedev still has problems with clay shoes; the world number two at times struggled against Dejere, but his elasticity eventually made up for his lack of natural ability to move on the slow surface.

“I honestly think I played better in the first round,” Medvedev said. “I definitely need to play better in the next few rounds because it’s going to be harder and harder. Again, I’m not going to lie, I prefer hard courts.”

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