Danio Medvedev defeated Filip Krajinovic in the third round of the ATP Masters 1000 at Indian Wells in two sets and won the 50th match of the 2021 season. His compatriot Andrei Rublev, who lost to Tommy Paul, was dramatically eliminated.

Marcin Mutica

Danio Medvedev

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“I’m excited, I came here prepared,” said Danio Medvedev before the start of the ATP tournament in Indian Wells. He puts these words into practice. He has not lost a set in the two matches he has played. Monday night he won 6:2, 7:6 (1) with Filip Krajinovic and was promoted to the 1/8 finals.

In the first group, Medvedev was primarily a great defensive player. He was like a rock, he played incredible balls and confidently won this match 6:2. In the second installment, it was a little more difficult for the Russians, but he made up for the breakthrough and led to a tie-breaker, rising again to the highest level and leaving Krajinovic without illusions. .

For Medvedev (four aces, four breaks, 28 goals at the end on Monday) this is his 10th consecutive win and 50 total this season. He became the second tennis player to reach this far in this year’s competition, after Stefanos Tsitsipas (52). The highest ranked player in the BNP Paribas Open will compete with Grigor Dimitrov for the next victory.

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Another high-ranking Russian, Andrei Rublev, was unexpectedly eliminated from the tournament. The tennis player from Moscow, marked with number four, 4:6, 6:3, 5:7, lost to Tommy Ball, who is ranked 60th in the world rankings.

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By defeating the fifth Rublev in the world, the 24-year-old Paul achieved the biggest victory of his career. In the 1/8 finals, the American will play against Cameron Norrie. Ranked No. 21. The Briton won 6:4, 5:7, 6:3 against Roberto Bautista, the championship “15”.

BNP Paribas Open Bank, Indian Wells (USA)
ATP Masters 1000, Hard Court, $8.359 million prize pool
Monday October 11

Third round singles:

Danesh Medvedev (Russia, 1) – Filip Krajinovic (Serbia 27) 6; 2, 7:6 (1)
Tommy Paul (US) beat Andrei Rublev (Russia, 4) 6-4 3-6 7-5
Cameron Norrie (UK 21) beat Roberto Bautista (Spain 15) 6-4 5-7 6-3

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