October 13, 2021
(Reuters) – Daniil Medvedev was knocked out in the fourth round of Indian Wells by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday. The almost perfect start of the second place in the world turned into a nightmare with the defeat of 4-6 6-4 6-3.
Medvedev defeated Dimitrov’s serve to start the match and relax with a nearly perfect first set. In the first set, he scored all but four first serve points and fired three aces with five unforced errors.
The Russian, who won his first major title at the US Open last month, seems to be on track for an easy victory with two breakups in the second set.
However, Dimitrov roared and won five games in a row to take control of Medvedev’s unleashed momentum, closing the second set at a break point and then winning three more games in a row to open the third game. I did.
At 15-40 and 4-1 Medvedev missed his first serve and was angry and threw his racket on the ground, causing frustration. He then double-faulted and gave Dimitrov a break.
Medvedev broke back and held his serve, but it was too late as World No. 28 completed a spectacular comeback in the next game and then raised his arm to win.
(Report by Amy Tennery of New York, edited by Toby Davis)
Tennis-Medvedev sent packing in the fourth round of Indian Wells
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