Daniil Medvedev reached his 50th ATP Masters 1000 victory this Saturday after making his debut with authority at the BNP Paribas Open 2021. The Russian, the first seed of the tournament, won 6-4, 6-1 against the locals. Mackenzie McDonald in just one hour and 12 minutes of play to leave the record between them 5-0 in their favor.
"I am very happy, because generally I have not played well in Indian Wells and I have not played that well in practice before [the tournament]," said Medvedev, the second player with the most wins of the season, after Stefanos Tsitsipas (51).
“That is why I am very happy with my performance. That is the most important thing for me, that I do not care how I have played before in the tournament”. The No. 2 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, in his second tournament since winning his first Grand Slam title at the US Open, did not even face break opportunities with his serve this Saturday.
In addition, he broke his rival serve three times to go 11-0 in sets with McDonald on the ATP Tour. Medvedev has not lost sets since the US Open quarterfinals (d. Van de Zandschulp in four sets). Casper Ruud also flies to the 3rd round The Norwegian, who has just won the San Diego Open last week, debuted this Saturday with a victory against the Spanish Roberto Carballés Baena.
After a difficult loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this year, Swiss Maestro Roger Federer announced his decision to put an end to his 2021 season and informed fans about a third knee surgery he was bound to undergo.
Federer on turning forty recently
In another interview with GQ, Roger Federer talked about a range of topics right from his playing days to Emma Raducanu‘s recent success at US Open. When asked about how does he feel on turning forty recently, the Swiss gave an elaborate answer.
“Actually, I’m excited, even though I make jokes – ‘I can’t believe I’m 40! It’s terrible!’. But overall, I think I’m excited. I remember turning 20. You think you know who you are but you really have no clue!
At 30, you have a pretty good idea, figuring it out, but at 40, I think you know”, said Federer. The 20-time major champion continued, “Right now, my life’s in a really good place with my wife, my four children.
I mean, my girls are already 12. I was 28 when I had them, and then my boys are seven now. So, I mean, look, we have a wonderful life and I can’t complain”.