U.S Open champion Medvedev has reached the 4th round of Indian Wells with a 6-2 7-6 (1) victory over Filip Krajinovic on Monday and reached 50 wins this season. The number 2 player in the world wasted no time after the delay and showed his class that he earned during the Grand Slam title last month. Krajinovic tried to make a comeback and was halfway there with a set lead of 4-2 nut Medvedev was already set and dominated the whole game.
Medvedev despite the bad weather was still able to connect on his 70% of first serves and fired four aces.
🏃 into the next round… pic.twitter.com/EsFFB3LH1W
— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) October 12, 2021
On the other hand, Karolina Pliskova who is the top seed was defeated by Beatriz Haddad Maia. She was able to get into the main draw as a lucky loser. She was defeated in the final round of qualifying and was only able to get in when Nadia Podoroska was out due to a thigh injury. Maia was able to get bye for the first round and then was up against Mayir Sherif in the second round and was able to come with a win. For the first time, the Brazilian ranked 115th was in the round of 16 at a WTA event.
Pliskova on a windy day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden held a serve to tie the 2nd set by 5-5, but Hadad Maia held and kept her composure and was finally able to wrap up the game and mark this as her second career win over a top-5 player.