Medvedev will meet in the next round with the other Spaniard Jaume Munnar or Australian Alexei Bouberin in order to reserve his card to the final price, which he bid farewell to a year ago after the loss against Serbian Novak Djokovic, who continued his path until winning the title. He also spoke about how often he faced the issue of nose bleeding.
"It was a tough match, Alex played great and he had the crowd support", said Thiem, who has never gone past the fourth round in six previous attempts. "Now into the third round, I'm very happy about that".
Bolt's victor was eerily similar to Nadal's in last year's US Open, a shot which brought Tiger Woods out of his seats in Flushing Meadows.
Asked if it was related to tension, he replied: "No, not at all".
Thiem was rattled to the extent he gave up the second set on the back of two unforced errors and it was the Australian who secured the third set on a tiebreak with a thumping ace before emitting a primal roar of delight.
Medvedev fended off four breakpoint chances to hold in the sixth game of the third set, and finished off strongly.
But things suddenly went awry for him when back-to-back double faults put the set back on service before another error set up a break for the Frenchman to win the third set.
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The Austrian, targeting a maiden Grand Slam crown, looked fragile as the crowd got behind the wildcard but ultimately prevailed 6-2, 5-7, 6-7 (5/7), 6-1, 6-2 in 3hrs 22mins. "That's why I was freaking out inside and also outside today".
Thiem looked comfortable after racing through the opening set and was serving at 5-4 to go two sets in front. It was all of a sudden a really tight third set that shouldn't happen.
Daniil won the set after he broke the Spaniard in the 5 (3-2) and in the 6 (4-2) game. Medvedev was pretty good in converting 50% of the break points that he procured (6/12). In the next two sets, it was the Russian who stamped his authority and managed to close out the match in three sets.
However, Thiem restored his version and after a series of long rallies at the start of the game, a decisive set came twice.
The Austrian's focus and fitness proved decisive in the fifth, with a Bolt forehand into the net giving him a break and he raced to victory as his opponent flagged.