The Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev (6th), who has won three titles in a magnificent start to 2023, came back against the German Alexander Zverev (14th) and qualified for the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells 2023 Tennis Masters 1,000.
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Medvedev prevailed 6-7(5), 7-6(5), and 7-5 in an intense match of 3 hours and 17 minutes where he not only had to overcome a first set against but also had to deal with a sprained ankle during the second set after a nasty knockdown. The Indian Wells 2023 Tennis tournament’s medical services were present to treat the injury. After that, Daniil returned to the court to sign a great attack against a Zverev who wasted 15 of the 17 break points he had.
Thus, Medvedev maintained his unbeaten streak since his elimination from the Australian Open. Seeded fifth from Indian Wells and the only one capable of defeating world number one Serbian Novak Djokovic so far this year, Medvedev has not lost a match in 2023 since losing in the third round of the Australian Open. The Russian’s next rival will be the Spanish Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (28). Davidovich beat Chilean Christian Garín (91) this afternoon, 6-3, 6-4, after an hour and 24 minutes of fighting.
Meanwhile, the American Taylor Fritz (5) went one step further to endorse the title achieved last year. He beat the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics (84) 6-4, 6-3. In addition, the Englishman Cameron Norrie (12) also got into the quarterfinals. He defeated the Russian Andrey Rublev (7), with partials of 6-2 and 6-4. His next adversary will be the local Francis Tiafoe (16). Tiafoe prevailed over the Chilean Alejandro Tabilo (187), by a double 6-4.
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At the same time, the American Coco Gauff recovered after being down by a break in the third set to overcome yesterday 6-3, 1-6, and 6-4 to the Swedish Rebecca Peterson, who arrived from the qualifying round, in Indian Wells and advanced to next round. The sixth seed of the Indian Wells 2023 Tennis tournament will now face Aryna Sabalenka. Sabalenka beat Barbora Krejcikova (16) 6-3, 2-6, and 6-4 yesterday.