Daniil Medvedev admitted he was "really disappointed" after his streak of 19 consecutive wins came to an end. On Sunday, Medvedev suffered a 6-3 6-2 defeat to Carlos Alcaraz in the Indian Wells Masters final. Prior to coming to Indian Wells, Medvedev won three consecutive titles in Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai.
In Indian Wells, Medvedev won his first five matches before falling short against Alcaraz. After the Indian Wells final loss, Medvedev was asked whether he felt a sense of relief now that there was no pressure of trying to prolong the streak.
Medvedev on his streak coming to an end
"Oh, no, I’m really disappointed because I had 20 one time, if I’m not mistaken, 20 or 21, but I think it was 20. This would be cool to try to beat it and maybe try to prolong it as long as possible.
It’s great to have these streaks. You feel great, because in the streaks you will always have maybe some easier by the ranking opponents but some top ones also. Unless you play, I don’t know, six 250s in a row, but that’s rare.
Yeah, really disappointed that it ended, but a lot of confidence from this streak. Because last year, that’s what I was missing, kind of these streaks. I was doing sometimes finals, semis in Cincinnati, kind of playing good but not playing well enough in the semis.
I managed to win 19 matches in a row. I’m proud of it, and now it’s time to try to build a new streak. There is no other way in tennis," Medvedev said. Now, Medvedev is turning his focus on the Miami Masters. In Miami, Medvedev is set to make his fifth main draw appearance.
In the last two years, Medvedev made back-to-back Miami quarterfinals. It remains to be seen if Medvedev can make a deeper Miami run this year.
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