Indian Wells Tennis : Medvedev Sent Packing In Fourth Round
Daniil Medvedev was knocked out in the fourth round of Indian Wells by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
Medvedev broke Dimitrov's serve to open the match, easing through a near-perfect first set in which he won all but four of his first-serve points and fired off three aces with just five unforced errors.
The Russian was up two breaks in the second set and seemingly on track for an easy victory.
But Dimitrov came roaring back, winning five games in a row to wrest control of the momentum as Medvedev unravelled before winning another three games in a row to open the third.
Medvedev's frustrations boiled over as he missed a first serve and angrily flung his racquet to the ground. He then doubles faulted, handing Dimitrov the break.
Medvedev broke back and then held serve, but it was too late, as the world number 28 completed the stunning comeback in the following game, before thrusting his arms aloft in triumph.