Indian Wells 2023: Daniil Medvedev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

5th seed Daniil Medvedev takes on 23rd seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Indian Wells on Wednesday.

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Daniil Medvedev

The Russian star has been in impeccable form as of late and is currently on a 17-match winning streak. He began in Indian Wells with a comprehensive 6-4, 6-3 win against Brandon Nakashima. In the round of 32, the former world No. 1 defeated Ilya Ivashka 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 with the help of 8 aces and a win percentage of 73 on the first serve.

In the round of 16, Medvedev had to fight hard against Alexander Zverev. After dropping the first set, Medvedev showed a lot of grit and determination to beat the 12th-seeded player 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5. In this encounter, Medvedev sent across 12 aces.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

The 23-year-old started his campaign in Indian Wells with a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win against Wu Yibing. In the round of 32, he pulled off a stunning win against 13th seed Karen Khachanov 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

The Spanish player went on to face Cristian Garin in the round of 16. Davidovich Fokina won the match relatively easily with a score of 6-3, 6-4. He had a win percentage of 70 on the first serve and converted 4 out of 5 break points to set up a date with Medvedev.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

Medvedev has an unblemished 2-0 record in the head-to-head scoreline. He won their most recent encounter 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the ATP Rotterdam Open last month.

Prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win in straight sets.

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