Indian Wells: Medvedev, Zverev and the day-5 Highlights
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 2702
Daniil Medvedev won also against Ilya Ivashka in the central part of the day, at the BNP Paribas Open 2023, in Indian Wells. Back from the success against Brandon Nakashima, much less tiring, the number five of the seed seals the success on 6-2 3-6 6-1 and he reaches Alexander Zverev in the round of 16.
The situation is almost the same for the German tennis player, who needs overtime to close the practice against Emiil Ruusuvuori. Sascha recovers a break from disadvantage during the first set, avoids the jeu decisive, moves the score only once in the second, does not take advantage of a 3-0 lead in the final rush, but above all cancels a handful of chances for the 5-4 Finland in the final and condenses the vast majority of attention in the most important moment.
Once again, in fact, he avoids the tie break and at the threshold of the three hours of play she closes on 7-5 1-6 7-5. The man of the day is for the qualifier Cristian Garin, who surprisingly gets rid of Casper Ruud. Insufficient proof of the number three of seeding, who lets himself be overwhelmed from the baseline and who can't find sufficiently valid weapons to remedy a bad day.
6-4 7-6(4) was the final result, which matures after two hours of play and which obviously earned the Chilean his first time in the round of 16 at Indian Wells and his second victory against a Top 10 after the one against Daniil Medvedev at Madrid in 2021.
Also to be recorded during the day were the successes of Andrey Rublev and Frances Tiafoe, both in two sets. The highlights of the the Day-5:
The women's matches
Coco Gauff gets rid of Linda Noskova in two sets, at the BNP Paribas Open 2023, at Indian Wells.
The young US star beat her rival with the final score of 6-4 6-3, entering the 4th round of the tournament. Here, Coco will meet the WTA no.103 Rebecca Peterson. During the day, Petra Kvitova got a success against Jelena Ostapenko: 0-6 6-0 6-4 the final score.
Aryna Sabalenka instead overcomes the second obstacle without playing: Lesia Tsurenko withdrawal for an injury. Comeback victories for Maria Sakkari against Kalinina, and Jessica Pegula against Anstasia Potapova. The US, after the very complicated success against Camila Giorgi again needs overtime to catch the round of 16.