The top-seeded player Daniil Medvedev suffered a shocking exit in the BNP Paribas Open 2021. In the round of 16 matches, he faced Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria. The match did not go well for the Russian as he suffered an unexpected loss. Despite winning the first set, his opponent t took the charge of the match and easily defeated the US Open champion.
The match ended with a scoreline of 6-4, 4-6, 3-6 in favor of the 23rd seed Dimitrov. In the post-match conference, Medvedev came forward with the possible reason for his unexpected loss at the Indian Wells. Let us hear it from the champ himself. Here’s everything that you need to know.
Daniil Medvedev v/s Grigor Dimitrov
The match started and the Russian was quick to take the control of the match. with some great shots and services, the 2nd ranked player dominated the first set and won it quite easily with a scoreline of 6-4. In the second set, the player from Bulgaria thought of turning things around.
He then started to take control of the match and won it pretty comfortably. The scoreline this time around was again the same but the only difference was the winner was different. It then came to the third and the deciding set, the winner of the set would have secured the spot in the last 8. With everything on the line, both players were playing their best game.
But it was the Bulgarian Grigor who took the advantage of the errors from Medvedev and won the match. The third set ended with a scoreline of 6-3. With the victory, Grigor now will face the Polish player Hubert Hurkacz.
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Daniil Med’s say on the match
After the match, Daniil Medvedev was seen praising the Bulgarian star. In the post-match conference, he said “100 percent. If I would lose the US Open final, maybe [I] would have been a little bit tough on myself. But I do think I see kind of the reasons why this happened. Grigor played [the] second part of the match better than anybody did against me [at the] US Open that I won. Playing this level, I don’t see him losing to anybody, but let’s see the result.”
Daniil Medvedev on Grigor Dimitrov’s level today:
“About Grigor, I have not much to say. He played second part of the match better than anybody did against me in US Open that I won. So again, playing this level, I don’t see him losing to anybody, but let’s see the result.” pic.twitter.com/WzHZs1ysFC
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“I don’t see [it as the] end of the world this match. I’m definitely going to just continue working for the next one and just try to be better next time, because, Indian Wells, I really like the place, so I want to try to do better one day,” commented Medvedev.