Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz spell the "pink shirt curse" on Daniil Medvedev

Tennis - Fan: "That's when he knows he's in trouble in a final."

by Claudiu Pop
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Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz spell the "pink shirt curse" on Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev lost two important finals against Spaniards in pink shirts, the 2022 Australian Open (to Rafael Nadal) and the 2023 Indian Wells final (to Carlos Alcaraz). Tennis fans on Reddit have spotted this trend. "Damn sad image, Medvedev gonna have nightmares of Spaniards in pink shirts.

That's when he knows he's in trouble in a final," wrote a Reddit user. "That h*t pink stalks his dreams lol," another one said.

Medvedev was disappointed after losing Indian Wells title

After bowing down to Carlos Alcaraz in two sets (6-3, 6-2), Daniil Medvedev lost a streak of 19 wins in a row besides saying farewell to the Indian Wells title.

"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 after losing the Indian Wells Masters final.

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