Daniil Medvedev's two streaks at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday night came to an end, but not the one that really mattered. When the first set began, it was business as usual with Medvedev breaking in the first game.
He broke early in the second set, but Ivashka broke back from 40/15, starting an eight-point spurt that changed the atmosphere on the stadium court. The second round victory by Ilya Ivashka over the fifth seed halted Medvedev's 18-set winning streak and his seven-set winning streak over the World No. 85.
In order to advance to the fourth round the four-time ATP Masters 1000 champion rallied to win 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, where he will face Alexander Zverev. The match against Zverev will break a 6-6 deadlock in the series and will mark the duo's first ATP Head2Head clash since Zverev's victory in the 2021 Nitto ATP Finals.