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US Open champs Raducanu and Medveden crash

17 October, 2021
Emma Raducanu-Danil Medvedev
Emma Raducanu-Danil Medvedev

The champions of the recent US Open tennis championship Emma Raducanu and Daniil Medvedev were knocked out of the ATP Indian Wells Masters this week.

Medvedev lost to 23rd seed Grigor Dimitrov 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 after Raducanu also lost a three-setter to Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich who is ranked 100th in the women’s category.

Medvedev, who won his first Grand Slam title last month at Flushing Meadows, hadn’t lost a set heading into the fourth round but dropped eight straight games against Dimitrov for an early exit.

Medvedev did not take a break after his emotional US Open victory and said his busy schedule may have finally caught up to him.

“I did feel exhausted in this tournament. Now I can say it. I couldn’t say it before my matches. There are a few physical things that have come up,” said Medvedev.

He is on course to become the world’s number one position currently held by Novak Djokovic.