The Russian machine ran out of energy earlier than expected. In the knockout stages of the Indian Wells Masters 1000, Daniil Medvedev (2nd) was surprised by the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (28th) and felt more than expected.
The unexpected defeat did not heal in time and the ATP 250 in Moscow was left without its maximum exponent and favorite. He could not regain his physique and he will not be able to please his compatriots who have not seen him since 2018.
In the Russian capital, the world number 2 has a record of 6 wins and 3 losses with one, one semi and two quarterfinals in three participations.
“I need to take care of my body. I will decide on the date if I retire or not,” he had said in California before flying to Europe.
Now probably he will focus on the Masters 1000 in Paris and the ATP Finals in Turin, where he is the defending champion in both events.