Sunday, March 13, 2022 – 07:15 WIB
VIVA – Newly crowned world number one Daniil Medvedev won his first match after beating Tomas Machac 6-3 6-2 to advance to the third round of the Indian Wells tournament, Saturday local time (Sunday, 13 March 2022).
Medvedev’s hard serve and almost impenetrable defense proved too strong for his Czech qualifier opponent on a hot day in the Southern California desert.
The Russian received a warm welcome from the crowd at Stadium One when he was introduced as world number one after the match.
“It’s my first time hearing this and people are clapping, so thank you very much for this nice welcome,” Medvedev said.
The 26-year-old US Open champion is looking for her first win at the Masters 1000 tournament.
Spain’s Rafa Nadal plays American Sebastian Korda after the Medvedev match and is seeking his fourth title of the tournament.