The 26-year-old player claimed victory on Thursday. He will next face Miomir Kecmanovic, who defeated Alexander Bublik in the second round.
Speaking of his match with Djere, Medvedev said, “It was a very tough match but I’m happy to win. I have a lot more to do to be remembered.
“Laslo was playing a bit better clay-court tennis but I managed to fight to put one more ball in.”
Medvedev won his last two matches in three sets. Prior to this win, he had defeated Facundo Bagnis. The Russian who is competing under a neutral flag is one of the players who will be banned from playing in the upcoming Wimbledon tournament.
Earlier, it was announced that Wimbledon will be banning players from Russia and Belarus. The ATP and the WTA have announced that the results of that Grand Slam will not be credited to the players rankings.
“It was really frustrating, he was behind every ball, it was not easy. He was putting every part of his body behind the ball and I want to congratulate him for an incredible effort.”
Tsistsipas is next to face Mikael Ymer.