Third seed Daniil Medvedev was two games from victory against Adrian Mannarino on Thursday evening before darkness descended on the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Up two sets to love, Medvedev led 4-2 in the third set before the Frenchman staged a late charge to extend the match into a second day of play.
Medvedev will take a 6-3, 6-3, 4-4 lead into Friday, with Mannarino to serve when the match resumes. While the scoreline still favours Medvedev, the 27-year-old will be wary of his veteran opponent, who leads their Lexus ATP Head2Head 4-2 and won their most recent encounter last month on the grass of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Medvedev has yet to lose a set this fortnight. He opened his campaign with a straight-sets win against home favourite Arthur Fery on Wednesday and will hope to keep his perfect run alive when he returns to the court for a third straight day.
Wimbledon is the only major at which Medvedev has not advanced to at least the quarter-finals. His best result on the London lawns was a fourth-round run in 2021.
The winner of the No. 2 Court matchup will next face either Marton Fucsovics or Marcos Giron. That second-round match was also suspended on Thursday evening, with Hungary’s Fucovics leading 7-6(2), 6-3, 4-6.
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