US Open champion Daniil Medvedev “put the pressure on” to earn his 50th win of the season at the weather-hit ATP/WTA Indian Wells, defeating Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 7-6 (7/1) in the third round on Monday night.
The 25-year-old Russian delivered a dynamic performance in a second-set tiebreaker to pull away from the Serb and increase his match record to 50-10 this season.
“It was a really tough match,” Medvedev told AFP. “The first set I got lucky in a few moments. The second set I started well, but he raised his level.”