The machine ran out of batteries earlier than expected. In the knockout stages of the Indian Wells Masters 1000, Daniil Medvedev (2nd) was surprised by the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (28th), who knew how to occupy the third place in the world ranking in 2017. After the unexpected defeat, the Russian spoke about the performance of his rival and referred to the slowness of the tracks.
Few imagined this outcome, much less when the top seed for the title had a considerable advantage (he commanded 6-4, 4-1 and service). After the meeting that deprived him of becoming number one on the planet, the Russian spoke about that specific moment that changed the course of the game. “Maybe I got a little tired, but I still kept some level. I think Grigor played the second leg of the match really well. “, he claimed.
Sparing no praise for his rival, Medvedev continued: “He played like nobody has done against me at the US Open. I think if he plays at this level, hardly anyone can beat him.. Tennis is sometimes a matter of few points and maybe I missed some points “.
On the other hand, the champion of the United States Open this year left a forceful phrase about the speed of the courts. “I don’t recall ever losing three or four service games in a row on hard courts, which shows how slow the courts are.. The conditions are more like clay, a surface that I don’t like. Losing the serve four times is unacceptable, “he emphasized.
Finally, the Moscow born He assured that the defeat will not take long to heal and aims to recover his physique to be able to contest the ATP 250 in his hometown. “To be honest, I felt exhausted in this tournament. So I will see in the next few days after this tough match if I can compete there. It is what I really want, but I also need to take care of my body. I will decide on the date if I retire or no “, sentenced.