TENNIS

Tennis: Medvedev Rolls Past Hanfmann To Reach Rome Semi-Finals

Daniil Medvedev continued his Italian Open Clay breakthrough as the third seed reached the semi-finals with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Yannick Hanfmann.

He dominated number 101 German qualifier Hanfmann after settling in following breaks of serve in the opening three games in their quarter-final.

After going down a break in the second set, the 31-year-old Hanfmann complained to his coaching box that he had no legs left as he played on prior to losing serve for the fifth time in the match.

But he struck back briefly with a break of the seed to hold on for 2-4 before dropping serve again as Medvedev moved into winning position, closing it out on a second match point.