The Russian led by a set and a double break earlier than falling to the World No. 28. Nonetheless, having gained 18 of his previous 20 matches on North American soil, Medvedev was in a reflective temper as he praised the efficiency of Dimitrov.
On whether or not the 13-time tour-level champion may put the end result into perspective, Medvedev mentioned: “100 per cent. If I’d lose the US Open remaining, possibly [I] would have been slightly bit robust on myself. However I do suppose I see form of the explanation why this occurred. Grigor performed [the] second a part of the match higher than anyone did in opposition to me [at the] US Open that I gained. Taking part in this stage, I do not see him dropping to anyone, however let’s have a look at the end result.
“I do not see [it as the] finish of the world this match. I am undoubtedly going to only proceed working for the following one and simply attempt to be higher subsequent time, as a result of, Indian Wells, I actually just like the place, so I need to attempt to do higher someday.”
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The World No. 2 has had an enormous quantity of success in latest months in North America. Medvedev captured his first main title on the US Open in September, earlier than he helped information Crew Europe to a fourth-consecutive victory over Crew World on the Laver Cup.
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The 25-year-old, who gained his fourth ATP Masters 1000 title in Toronto in August, advised that the slower situations in California performed a consider his defeat.
“I do not keep in mind myself dropping three service video games, even 4 service video games ever, I suppose, on laborious courts,” Medvedev mentioned. “That exhibits how sluggish this court docket is and the situations, extra like clay, I’d say, which I do not like, as a result of to lose serve 4 occasions is simply unacceptable. I knew that in the course of the day, [it is] a lot more durable to regulate the ball for me, particularly on the serve.“