Indian Wells | Medvedev is eliminated, the tournament loses its favourite

(New York) Big upset at Indian Wells Masters 1000 Wednesday: Daniel Medvedev, 2NS World and winner of the last US Open, released on 8he is Final, ousted by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (28NS).


The No. 1 seed in the tournament, the Russian was knocked out in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 after 2:14 of a bitter fight. “I felt exhausted during the tournament. Now that it is over, I can say. After the meeting, Medvedev said, without specifying which one.

He has been the favorite in the tournament, since his victory a month ago in the US Open, where Novak Djokovic, winner of his first grand slam, was denied historic Grand Slam titles not won since 1969 and Australian Rod Laver.

Solid in the first set, he was on his way to an easy success by leading 4-1 in the next set, when he suddenly gave up and doubled the unforced errors, in front of a crowd wishing to prolong the match and thus win. Reason. by Dimitrov. The Bulgarian won the match on his first point in the third set after a long forehand from Medvedev.

And the Russian player predicted, “If he continues to play in this way, where he played 4-1, he will win the championship.” “He played the second half of the match like no one did against me at the US Open. It’s not like I gave him the match.”

And Dimitrov will meet on Thursday in the quarter-finals the last winner of the Miami championship, Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz (12 matches).NS all over the world). The No. 8 seed, earlier in the day, beat another Russian, Aslan Karatsev, 6-1, 6-3, who had eliminated another Kador, compatriot Andrey Rublev, in the previous round.

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David Schwartzman (15 .)NS The world player) will also witness the quarter-finals after his victory over the Norwegian Kasper Ruud (10 .).NS world), 6-3, 6-3. This is the 200NS On the circuit of the Argentine ATP, the striker in the previous round of the British Daniel Evans in three sets, 5-7, 6-4, 6-0. “It’s happiness. I had set myself the goal of 200 wins this year. Playing the top 10 is exceptional. It was one of the three best matches of my career,” the Argentine said after the meeting.

The No. 11 seed, 29, reached this stage of competition for the first time in the California desert. In the next round, he will face American Tommy Ball (60 .).NS), British winner Cameron Norrie (26NS) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

On the women’s side, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (32NS world player) to the semi-finals of the Indian Wells WTA 1000 Tennis Championships, after defeating American Jessica Pegula (24NS world) in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. She will face in the last four the winner of the match between Latvia Jelena Ostapenko (29 .).NS world) and American Shelby Rogers (44NS Globalism).

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