Medvedev sent packing in fourth round of Indian Wells

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Oct 13, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) hits a changeable successful his 4th circular lucifer defeating Daniil Medvedev (RUS) during the BNP Paribas Open astatine the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Daniil Medvedev was knocked retired successful the 4th circular of Indian Wells by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov connected Wednesday arsenic the satellite fig two's near-flawless commencement turned nightmarish successful a 4-6 6-4 6-3 defeat.

Medvedev broke Dimitrov’s service to unfastened the match, easing done a near-perfect archetypal acceptable successful which helium won each but 4 of his first-serve points and fired disconnected 3 aces with conscionable 5 unforced errors.

The Russian, who won his maiden large rubric astatine the U.S. Open past month, was up 2 breaks successful the 2nd acceptable and seemingly connected way for an casual victory.

But Dimitrov came roaring back, winning 5 games successful a enactment to wrest power of the momentum arsenic Medvedev unravelled, converting connected interruption constituent to adjacent retired the 2nd set, earlier winning different 3 games successful a enactment to unfastened the third.

Down 15-40 and 4-1, Medvedev's frustrations boiled implicit arsenic helium missed a archetypal service and angrily flung his racquet to the ground. He past treble faulted, handing Dimitrov the break.

Medvedev broke backmost and past held serve, but it was excessively late, arsenic the satellite fig 28 completed the stunning comeback successful the pursuing game, earlier thrusting his arms aloft successful triumph.

Reporting by Amy Tennery successful New York Editing by Toby Davis

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