Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas advance to third round at French Open

For the first time since 2009, all of the top 12 men's seeds at the French Open have reached the third round.

Daniil Medvedev keeps getting more comfortable on red clay, and his 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Laslo Djere on Thursday means the US Open champion has made it to the third round at Roland Garros two years in a row.

Medvedev started his French Open career with an 0-4 record by losing his opening matches in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. He snapped that skid by getting to the quarterfinals in 2021 and has won all six sets he has played this week, dropping a total of 16 games.

The second-seeded Russian will play No. 28 Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia for a berth in the fourth round. Kecmanovic defeated Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1.

Stefanos Tsitsipas was the last of the top 12 seeds to advance Thursday after another slugfest for the No. 4 seed. The 2021 French Open runner-up defeated Czech qualifier Zdenek Kolar 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7) at Court Suzanne Lenglen.

The 134th-ranked Kolar had four set points but couldn't force a fifth set as Tsitsipas fought back to even the last tiebreaker at 6-6 before closing out the match just past the four-hour mark.

Tsitsipas went past midnight in his marathon five-set win over Lorenzo Musetti in the first round, a year after blowing a two-set lead in the final against Novak Djokovic.

No. 8 Casper Ruud also reached the third round of the French Open for the third year in a row after beating Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

The 23-year-old Norwegian won the Geneva Open on Saturday for his seventh career title on clay courts.

No. 11 Jannik Sinner advanced by beating Roberto Carballes Baena 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

In other results, No. 12 Hubert Hurkacz beat Marco Cecchinato 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 and No. 20 Marin Cilic defeated Marton Fucsovics 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.