Starting bell for the top seed in Indian Wells. With the title of the US Open under his arm plus the plus that meant being the “standard bearer” of the Team Europe in the Laver Cup, Daniil Medvedev takes the first step against the local Mackenzie McDonald, number 57 in the world ranking.
“I have no motivation problem whatsoever. Winning my first Slam was a great goal for me and a dream come true, but I am here in Indian Wells. If I lose in the second round it will have nothing to do with my motivation. It will be because of the rival or because I did not play well “, declared the Russian who has a 4-0 record with his rival.
Diego Schwartzman, who will make his debut in the contest, will face Maxime Cressy (145 °), in a match that will be played not before the fifteen. Schwartzman begins his dream and will have his first confrontation against the local player, who has just left Laslo Djere on the road.
On the other hand, Guido Pella will collide with nothing more and nothing less than Roberto Bautista Agut (19th), in what will be a high-flying game and a tough obstacle for the Argentine. The match will start no earlier than 16.30 And it will be the fourth meeting between the two tennis players: so far, the Spanish triumphed in all the duels (the last one, in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2019).
In addition, they will play Casper Ruud (vs. Roberto Carballés), Denis Shapovalov (vs. Vasek Pospisil) and Andrey Rublev (vs. Carlos Taberner).
This game, like the rest of the tournament, can be seen LIVE on the ESPN screen on Star +.