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