Davidovich despairs against Medvedev and runs out of semifinals in Indian Wells


The Spanish tennis player Alejandro Davidovich fell (6-3, 7-5) this Wednesday against the Russian Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells tournament, the first Masters 1,000 of the season, with a bitter taste because he fought at least to force the third set.

Davidovich, who leaves only Carlos Alcaraz as the Spanish representative in the Californian desert, conceded his third defeat in as many games against the former number one in the world. All fought, like a few weeks ago in Rotterdam, but with the same desperation for a Medvedev on an intractable streak and forceful at key moments.

The Russian led the way in the first set with a ‘break’ in the second game, which he was able to double in the fourth. The Spaniard warmed up for the seventh game, but a good chance to get into the game escaped him and Medvedev sealed a solid 6-3 with the wind bothering him over the Central of the tournament.

All in all, the man from Malaga kept faith in his options. In the second set, ‘Foki’ won his serve with authority and had a ‘break’ ball after another. The Russian went down whole with his service but not when it came to saving ‘break’ balls, up to six, and ended up making the Spaniard desperate, who kneeled at the decisive moment.

Davidovich saw him nearby, with a Medvedev who was complicated by an injury to the big toe of his right hand, clueless about the situation, but he could not extend his best presence in Indian Wells. The Russian, who has just lifted the titles in Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai, now meets the American Frances Tiafoe for a place in the final of the first Masters 1,000 of the year.