Daniil Medvedev completes an incredible comeback against Marin Cilic to get to the second week of Wimbledon.
Daniil Medvedev overcame Marin Cilic in the fourth round of Wimbledon after coming back from two sets down.
With an amazing comeback victory over Marin Cilic on Saturday night, Daniil Medvedev kept his Wimbledon chances alive. Medvedev entered Wimbledon as the second-favorite, especially following his win at the Mallorca Open last month, which demonstrated his form.
In the first two rounds, Jan-Lennard Struff and Carlos Alcaraz were easily dispatched.
But Medvedev was up against Cilic, the No. 32 seed, who had a solid grasscourt season leading into Wimbledon.
The 2014 US Open winner won the Stuttgart Open and entered Wimbledon with a 7-1 record on grass.
And Cilic jumped out to an early lead over Medvedev, who was struggling to find his stride on Centre Court.
The 32-year-old took the first set tiebreak to take a one-set lead, and after claiming the second, he appeared to be on his way to a major upset.
Medvedev, on the other hand, has a tendency of not giving up on the greatest stage and came to life in the third set.
More errors began to sneak into Cilic’s game, and Medvedev seized the opportunity to reclaim the match.
After that, the pendulum seemed to swing in the opposite direction, with Cilic looking tired and vulnerable.
Medvedev quickly leveled the match as he began to find his stride on serve, and Cilic was unable to win the fifth set.
For the first time in his career, the No. 2 seed has advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon.
In the next round, Medvedev will face Hubert Hurkacz, with a quarter-final match against Roger Federer possible.
He also has a chance to become the new world No. 1 if he makes it to the Wimbledon final.
If Medvedev reaches the final and Novak Djokovic does not, Medvedev will move up in the rankings.