Tennis: US Open champ Medvedev ousted by Dimitrov in Indian Wells

Danil Medvedev eyes a backhand return to Grigor Dimitrov in their Round of 16 match at the Indian Wells tennis tournament on Oct 13, 2021.
Danil Medvedev eyes a backhand return to Grigor Dimitrov in their Round of 16 match at the Indian Wells tennis tournament on Oct 13, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

INDIAN WELLS, United States (AFP) - Reigning US Open champion Daniil Medvedev is out of the ATP Indian Wells Masters, falling in the fourth round to No. 23 seed Grigor Dimitrov 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday (Oct 13).

Medvedev, who won his first Grand Slam title last month at Flushing Meadows, hadn't lost a set heading into the fourth round but dropped eight straight games against Dimitrov.

Medvedev won the first set and was up 4-1 in the second when the wheels came off, his unforced errors mounting and service game falling flat.