High seed Daniil Medvedev is remaining upbeat regardless of struggling a shock collapse that led to a fourth-round defeat to Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday on the BNP Paribas Open.
The Russian led by a set and a double break earlier than falling to the World No. 28. Nevertheless, having gained 18 of his previous 20 matches on North American soil, Medvedev was in a reflective temper as he praised the efficiency of Dimitrov.
On whether or not the 13-time tour-level champion might put the outcome into perspective, Medvedev mentioned: “100 per cent. If I’d lose the US Open ultimate, possibly [I] would have been a bit of bit powerful on myself. However I do suppose I see sort of the the explanation why this occurred. Grigor performed [the] second a part of the match higher than anyone did in opposition to me [at the] US Open that I gained. Enjoying this stage, I do not see him shedding to anyone, however let’s have a look at the outcome.
“I do not see [it as the] finish of the world this match. I am undoubtedly going to only proceed working for the subsequent one and simply attempt to be higher subsequent time, as a result of, Indian Wells, I actually just like the place, so I wish to attempt to do higher sooner or later.”
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The World No. 2 has had an enormous quantity of success in latest months in North America. Medvedev captured his first main title on the US Open in September, earlier than he helped information Group Europe to a fourth-consecutive victory over Group World on the Laver Cup.
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The 25-year-old, who gained his fourth ATP Masters 1000 title in Toronto in August, instructed that the slower situations in California performed a think about his defeat.
“I do not bear in mind myself shedding three service video games, even 4 service video games ever, I suppose, on onerous courts,” Medvedev mentioned. “That exhibits how sluggish this courtroom is and the situations, extra like clay, I’d say, which I do not like, as a result of to lose serve 4 occasions is simply unacceptable. I knew that through the day, [it is] a lot more durable to regulate the ball for me, particularly on the serve.“