Medvedev Nakashima Indian Wells

Medvedev starts to win in Indian Wells

Daniil Medvedev made his debut against American Brandon Nakashima on the fast track (6-4, 6-3) in their duel for the second round of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells. The Russian will now face Belorussian Ilja Ivaška.

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Debut time Daniil Medvedev In Indian Wells, arriving in unbeaten form after a much more impressive start than expected. After a lackluster second term in 2022, the Russian found sensation with three consecutive titles in Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai, which saw him enter this Masters 1000 tournament on a 14-match unbeaten run. His rival in this premiere was Brandon Nakashima, a young man with a lot of predictions and is actually the current champion of the Next Generation ATP Finals. A local tennis player from California wanted to reach the third round of this tournament for the first time. In the first round, he had passed John Isner.

The first clash between both players.

Medvedev pedals in California

The game started at a high level, with each play leaving points on long runs from the bottom of the court. Nakashima appealed for strength, but failed to balance the former world number one. Medvedev made the first break in the fifth game and took a 3-2 lead. Carrying this advantage quite comfortably, it gave Daniil the opportunity to close the opening set with a decisive 6-4.

Taking advantage of this scoreboard, the Muscovite came into the second set with better feelings. Daniil made a quick break to take over this set too by a key margin. Nakashima would have several opportunities in the 1-2 situation, but he couldn’t capitalize on it. The same 3-4, although the Russian kept the difference with his service at a very good level. In the end, Medvedev sealed the victory 6-3.

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