Indian Wells: Medvedev has roadmap to assault number one


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Indian Wells: Medvedev has roadmap to assault number one

This Tuesday, the Masters 1000 of Indian Wells was raffled and Daniil Medvedev already knows his panorama to try to reach the top. After establishing himself as champion of the US Open 2021 against Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev (2nd ATP) is faced with the chance to achieve something that has not happened since the February 1, 2004: that a player outside the Big 4 (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic) is number one in the world. The last to achieve this had been the American Andy Roddick, who stayed for thirteen consecutive weeks.

Medvedev will make his second-round debut against the winner of Mackenzie McDonald and James Duckworth. Krajinovic, Opelka or Dimitrov and Hurkacz (8th) would be the Russian’s way to reach the semifinals. There, Rublev (4th) or Ruud (6th) and a hypothetical final with Tsitsipas (2nd) or Zverev (3rd)

For his part, Tsitsipas will make his debut against the winner of Pedro Martínez and a player emerged from qualifying. The Greek’s roadmap would continue with Fognini, Garin and Auger Aliassime (7th). In the semifinals, Alexander Zverev is the top seed from the other quarter of the draw. To get there, the Olympic champion would have to beat Broosksby or someone from qualifying, Alcaraz or Murray, Monfils and Berrettini (5th).

It should be remembered that the tournament will have a new champion since the five active winners are absent. In this Masters 1000, the Swiss Roger Federer, the Spanish Rafael Nadal, the Argentine Juan Martín del Potro and the Austrian Dominic Thiem are not participating this time due to a physical problem. Meanwhile, Serbian Novak Djokovic, No. 1 in the world, decided to rest after his frustrated Grand Slam at the US Open.

The tournament, which did not have its edition in March 2020 due to the pandemic, starts on October 7 and can be seen in its entirety by STAR +,

HYPOTHETICAL QUARTERS FINAL

Medvedev (1st) vs. Hurkacz (8th)
Rublev (4th) vs. Ruud (6th)
Berrettini (5th) vs. Zverev (3rd)
Auger-Aliassime (7th) vs. Tsitsipas (2nd)


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