Cameron Norrie set up a last 16 match with Novak Djokovic Thanks to a 6-2 7-6 (4) win over Marton Fucsovics at the Italian Open.

When the English number one won the first set with minimal fuss and then took a 5-1 lead in the second set, only for the Hungarian opponent to return 5-5, he set out for a straight victory.

Norrie beat the ensuing tie-break 7-4 and will face Djokovic after continuing his world number one winning streak. Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 4-6 6-1.

The Serbian player was put to the test by the Bulgarian, who was 3-1 behind in the second set and was broken twice to force the decision maker, but the first-placed and reigning champions gathered to see the match convincingly.

“(I) was very solid. I think I could have won in straight sets, 22-time grand slam winner Djokovic told the ATP website.

“I was a set and I was up 4-2 and I had a pretty good forehand in the middle of the court on the serve and I missed it.

He kept his serve well, we got new balls in the next game, I made a double mistake, the audience intervened and got behind him and of course the energy of the field and the match changed.

“I lowered my level a bit, but luckily I was able to level up right away in the first game (the third set), I took that critical break and kind of shifted the momentum to my side, so I’m really happy with the way things are going. I closed the game.”

Number three in the Russian world Danil Medvedev He earned his first win of the tournament in a 6-4 6-2 victory over Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori and expressed relief that he had finally won a game in Rome.

“We can talk about all the games I’ve lost here, they were different,” Medvedev told the ATP website after reaching the third round.

“First, I feel like I should win, but this is (whatever). Every time I come to a tournament, I know I can play well, so I’m happy to finally win here in Rome.”

Denmark’s Holger Rune continued their 6-4 6-2 winning streak against Andy Murray’s winner Fabio Fognini, while Norway’s world number 4 Casper Ruud defeated Alexander Bublik 6-1 4-6 7-6 ( 0) defeated.

The defending champion in the women’s event Iga Swiatek She beat Lesia Tsurenko comfortably to reach the last 16.

Continuing his strong start in the tournament, the world number 1 hit a 6-2 6-0 success and enjoyed another solid performance.

“Of course, I was able to bounce back pretty quickly after a pretty rusty start, so I’m happy to have played a solid game,” he said at the post-match press conference.

“Just to have a new experience playing in midfield… and I’m happy it’s not raining!”

In the last 32 matches of Czech Marie Bouzkova, she defeated Coco Gauff 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 sets and knocked down the American sixth place, while Madison Keys left her opponent behind after Victoria Azarenka withdrew due to a leg. advanced to the last 16. don’t get hurt.