"I'm actually really pleased, because usually I haven't played well in Indian Wells and I haven't been playing that well in practices before (the tournament)," Medvedev, the winner of the US Open title this year, said. "(I am) really happy with my performance. That's the most important (thing) no matter how I played before the tournament," the 25-year-old, who defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the US Open final, said.
Coming into the second-round duel, Raducanu was riding a 10-match winning streak from her historic title run at the US Open, where she reeled off 20 consecutive sets through qualifying and the main draw to become the first British woman to win a major since Virginia Wade in 1977. In contrast, Sasnovich, who reached a career-high No.30 in 2018, had just one top-50 victory in a completed match this season.
Murray was the talk of social media in recent days, as he enlisted the fans' help in finding his missing tennis shoes and wedding ring. After retrieving the items, the 34-year-old returned his attention to the tournament, where he beat his lefty opponent in one hour and 24 minutes. "It's been a tough road to get back and it was so nice that so many people managed to come out and support today. I really enjoyed it," Murray told atptour.com.
The couple recently returned to Australia after several months overseas at tennis tournaments and in the Bahamas. But the relationship appears on the rocks following a dispute in their room on Thursday that prompted police to act, according to reports in the local media.
The 19-year-old outplayed the fancied player in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. Meanwhile, top seed Soha Sadiq of Karnataka overcame some stiff resistance from statemate Vanshita Pathania before advancing to the last eight stage. After taking the first set 6-2, Soha was down 1-5 but recovered superbly to take the set into a tie-breaker which she won at 4.
The series also features other tennis players such as Hingis, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna among others who share their views on Bhupathi and Paes, their relationship which made them win Grand Slams on the court even when they were at the verge of breaking up.