Cincinnati Masters: Medvedev books semis spot with win over Carreno Busta; Barty beats Krejcikova to reach last-four
Medvedev, last week's Toronto champion, won his eighth match in a row as he prepares for a final four contest against compatriot Andrey Rublev.
Britain's Murray won the second of his two Wimbledon titles in 2016 but due to persistent injury problems is ranked 124, which is outside the cut-off for direct qualification.
Queens Club Championships: Teary-eyed Andy Murray marks return to singles action with win over Benoit Paire
The former world number one, playing his first singles match since March and his first at Queen's since 2018 — he won the doubles at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in 2019 — was barely tested by the moody Frenchman.
Murray is on the comeback trail again at Queen's Club in London this week after another round of the fitness issues that have troubled him for several years.
Paire will be a tough first round opponent for Murray, who was given a wild card entry, though how much of a challenge may depend on what mood the Frenchman is in.
For the first time in the Open Era in 1968, there will be no 'messieurs' going into the third round of French Open
Fourth-seeded Jan-Lennard Struff also struggled before beating wild-card entry Flavio Cobolli 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2).
Madrid Open: Ashleigh Barty sets up semi-final date with Paula Badosa; Rafael Nadal cruises into last 16
World number one Barty is chasing her fourth singles title of the year after her triumph in Stuttgart 10 days ago.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: French Tennis Federation bans Benoit Paire from Games due to 'deeply ill-judged behaviour'
The decision to exclude France's 'enfant terrible' was proposed by the federation's new technical director Nicolas Escude in tandem with French Davis Cup captain Sebastien Grosjean.
If the 74 unforced errors were not incriminating enough, Paire's latest post-mortem on tennis in a world of Covid-19 was as explosive as ever.
Paire, the world number 29, has won just one of seven matches this season and suffered a heavy loss to Danish teenager Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune in his opening round in Santiago, Chile this week.
The world number 29, seeded third in Buenos Aires, lost 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 against the 22-year-old world number 137 Francisco Cerundolo.
Australian Open 2021: 'Just not feasible,' Tennys Sandgren slams Grand Slam preparations after early exit
Tennys Sandgren lashed out at the 'joke' preparations for a tournament that has seen a host of big names who were forced into hard lockdown crash out early.
Paire said he twice tested positive while in Hamburg but then had a negative test. Paire said he was not sure if he would play at the French Open, which begins on Sunday
Italian Open 2020: Fuming Paire shows little effort in opening-round loss; Nishikori earns first win for year
Kei Nishikori — who is returning from right elbow surgery and missed the US Open after testing positive for COVID-19 — won for the first time in more than a year, beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 7-6 (3).
US Open 2020: Fourth time's the charm for Dominic Thiem, Naomi Osaka builds on and off the court, and more talking points
US Open 2020 crowned a first-time champion in Dominic Thiem and a third Grand Slam winner in Naomi Osaka in the bubble in New York.
US Open 2020: Matteo Berretini's loyal supporter makes presence felt, Vasek Pospisil surprises himself
No fans are allowed inside the gates at the US Open, but Matteo Berrettini's most loyal supporter found a way to offer encouragement by yelling from outside a fence near Court 17.
Pella contrasted the handling of his case with the way players who came in contact with Paire were dealt with earlier this week.
After Benoit Paire, a Frenchman seeded 17th, was taken out of the draw Sunday because of his test result, contact tracing determined there were seven players who potentially could have been exposed to COVID-19.
US Open 2020: Talk of 'fake bubble,' 'bubble in bubble' on Day 1 as Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka post wins
US Open tournament director Stacey Allaster said players potentially exposed to the virus because of contact with Paire now must be tested daily for COVID-19, instead of every four days.