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Tennis: Away from Indian Wells, world number one Medvedev leaves – Tennis

(ANSA) – ROME, March 15 – Knocked out in the third round of Indian Wells (4-6, 6-3, 6-1) in California by France’s Gael Monfils, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev prepares to leave the World Cup top spot. The tennis she won just three weeks ago.

Serbian Novak Djokovic will return to first place, absent from the tournament in the United States because he does not comply with the vaccination against Covid-19.

“I had the right motivation, but I didn’t play my best,” said Medvedev, who should have at least arrived. “I know I’m going to lose #1, but I have the Miami Masters 1000 to try to get him back.” Quarter-finals at the end of the match. The final in Indian Wells to stay at the top of the ATP rankings against Djokovic.

Against Monfils (No. 26 in the world) the Russian started well, then gave up on a nervous point of view (he also destroyed a racket by throwing it to the ground).

Instead, the race continues for Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who defeated Britain’s Daniel Evans (7-5, 6-3), and advances to the round of 16. (handle).

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