Daniil last lost on January 20 at the Australian Open to Sebastian Korda. Since then, Medvedev has won three tournaments: in Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai. After the victory in Dubai, Daniil moved up to sixth in the ATP rankings and regained the title of the first racket of the country. Of course, now Daniil will try to retain the title, and for that, it’s important that Medvedev perform better than Rublev at Indian Wells to gain a foothold in sixth ATP position. Medvedev started the tournament in California with a confident victory over American Nakashima. The match lasted one hour and 27 minutes, 6:4, 6:3 in favor of Medvedev. During the match, Daniel hit straight six times with two double faults, scoring 73% on his first serve and 70% on his second, which is an excellent record. Acceptance statistics: 34% / 71%

Prior to Indian Wells, Ivashka had a long 9 loss streak. Previously, the Bulgarian could not win since October 11, 2022 and the match against Lopez. In California, Ilya already has two victories. First, the Bulgarian eliminated Medvedev’s compatriot Roman Safiullin. Then he turned out to be stronger than the Dutchman Botik Van de Zandshulp. The match against Botik lasted one hour and 51 minutes and ended with the score 7:5, 3:2. The duel was not over because. Botik withdrew from the draw, citing injury. Ilya’s stats in that match: 2/2 aces/double faults, 66%/58% points scored on his serve, 36%/54% points scored on tackles, winners/forces 19/15.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Daniil Medvedev 6 22 20 2
Ilya Ivashka 85 7 2 5