Paul dethroned Medvedev in the 1/8-finals in Rome

The Masters 1000 in Rome will have a new men's champion. Last year's trophy winner Daniil Medvedev bowed out of further competition after being beaten in the round of 16 by Tommy Paul 1-6, 4-6 in nearly an hour and 15 minutes of play.

The second-ranked Russian started with a break, but lost the next six games to the American. Paul's streak was broken at the beginning of the second half, and then there was a break for Medvedev. However, the champion from last year lost his advantage in the very next game, and then allowed another break, which proved to be fatal for him until the end of the match.

Medvedev finished with nine winners and nine unforced errors. Paul made one more unforced, but also twice as many game-winning shots. For the 14th in the Paul scheme, there is a match with number 7 among the seeds Hubert Hurkacz, who recorded a comeback win against the Argentine Sebastian Baez.

In the other quarter-final in the bottom half, the opponents are Stefanos Tsitsipas, who gave only three games to Alex De Minaur, and Nicolas Jarry from Chile. At the top of the draw, Alejandro Tabilo faces Zhizhen Zhang, and Alexander Zverev faces Taylor Fritz, who eliminated Bulgaria's best tennis player, Grigor Dimitrov. /BGNES