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15 in a row!! Medvedev beats Nakashima in straight sets to reach Indian Wells third round
The Russian took a step further towards a first quarter-final appearance at Indian Wells on Friday
Russian Daniil Medvedev maybe seeded only fifth at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells but the former world No 1 is undoubtedly the man in form on the ATP Tour.
Having won three titles in a row – Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai – Medvedev won his 15th match in a row on Friday evening with a straight sets win over American Brandon Nakashima 6-4, 6-3 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
The Russian, who is ranked No 6 in the world currently, will face Belarusian Ilya Ivashka next. Medvedev has never advanced to the quarter-finals in Indian Wells, the only Masters Series event on hard courts where he yet to make the last eight at least once.
Indian Wells Masters, other second-round matches (Indian Wells Tennis Garden, hard, USD 8,800,000):
- Karen Khachanov (13) beat Oscar Otte: 6-3, 6-3
- Taro Daniel (Q) beat Matteo Berrettini (20): 7-6 (5), 0-6, 6-3
- Ugo Humbert beat Denis Shapovalov (25): 7-5, 6-4
- Alexander Zverev (12) beat Pedro Cachin: 6-3, 6-1
- Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (23) beat Yibing Wu (WC): 6-4, 6-1
- Alejandro Tabilo (Q) beat Maxime Cressy (32): 7-6 (3), 7-6 (13)
- Jason Kubler beat Grigor Dimitrov (21): 2-6, 7-6 (5), 3-0 ret.
- Jordan Thompson beat Stefanos Tsitsipas (2): 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5)
- Emil Ruusuvuori beat Roberto Bautista Agut (22): 7-6 (5), 6-2
- Casper Ruud (3) beat Diego Schwartzman: 6-2, 6-3
- Ilya Ivashka beat Botic van de Zandschulp (28): 7-5, 3-2 ret.
- Cameron Norrie (10) beat Tung-lin Wu: 6-2, 6-4
- Cristian Garin (Q) beat Yoshihito Nishioka (29): 6-4, 6-0
- Carlos Alcaraz vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis
- Mackenzie McDonald vs. Holger Rune
- Hubert Hurkacz vs. Alexei Popyrin
- Rinky Hijikata vs. Sebastian Baez
- Taylor Fritz vs. Ben Shelton
- Adrian Mannarino vs. Lorenzo Musetti
- Francisco Cerundolo vs. Jack Sock
- Guido Pella vs. Tallon Griekspoor
- Miomir Kecmanovic vs. Stan Wawrinka
- Marton Fucsovics vs. Alex De Minaur
- Borna Coric vs. Alex Molcan
- Jan-Lennard Struff vs. Tommy Paul
- Andy Murray vs. Pablo Carreno Busta
- Jannik Sinner vs. Richard Gasquet
- Pedro Martinez vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Daniel Evans vs. Jack Draper
- Andrey Rublev vs. Jiri Lehecka
- Frances Tiafoe vs. Marcos Giron