Indian Wells 2023 Round 3 Recap

Indian Wells 2023 Round 3 Recap

The round of sixteen in Indian Wells is set. It features six top 10 seeds while Carlos Alcaraz, Taylor Fritz, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Felix Auger Aliassime, and Cameron Norrie made it to the fourth round.

Casper Ruud caused the round, falling to Cristian Garin, who he had fought before.

Elsewhere, Stan Wawrinka put in a superb performance to beat Holger Rune 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5, and Jack Draper downed Andy Murray 7-6(6), 6 -2.

The Brit’s reward was a meeting with top seed Carlos Alcaraz who comfortably defeated big-serving Tallong Griekspoor.

You can see the full results from the third round below:

Round of 32 Indians Wells 2023 Results

Winner Defeat Scoreline
Carlos Alcaraz (1) Tallon Griekspoor (31) 7-6(4), 6-3
Cristian Garin (Q) Casper Ruud (3) 6-4, 7-6(2)
Taylor Fritz (4) Sebastian Baez (30) 6-1. 6-2
Daniel Medvedev (5) Ilya Ivashka 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Andrey Rublev (6) Ugo Humbert 7-5, 6-3
Stan Wawrinka (PR) Holger Rune (7) 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5
Felix Auger-Aliassime (8) Francisco Cerundolo (27) 7-5, 6-4
Tommy Paul (17) Hubert Hurkacz (9) 4-6, 6-2, -64
Cameron Norrie (10) Taro Daniel (Q) 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-2
Jannik Sinner (11) Adrian Mannarino 7-6(7), 6-4
Alexander Zverev (12) Emil Ruusuvuori 7-5, 1-6, 7-5
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (23) Karen Khachanov (13) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Frances Tiafoe (14) Jason Kubler 6-3, 6-2
Jack Draper Andy Murray 7-6(6), 6-2
Marton Fucsovics Alex Molcan 6-4, 6-2
Alejandro Tabilo (Q) Jordan Thompson 6-3, 7-6(6)

Match of the Round

The match of the round goes to Stan Wawrinka, who rolled back the years to beat Holger Rune 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 to reach the fourth round at the Masters 1000 for the first time since 2020.

Stan was the better player and should have finished it off in straights, wasting a break in the second set and a 5-2 lead in the tiebreak, but he recovered to record his 550th tour-level victory.

The last 45 minutes were difficult. I controlled the match and I was playing well. I put a lot of pressure; I should have won the fight by then. I started to get nervous and a little hesitant. He returned to the fight. He is a fantastic player, a young player. But it’s special to keep winning. It was important to stay there mentally because I was playing well. I tried to calm myself. I already beat him in Paris. All my career, I only knew one way. To keep fighting, working, pushing myself and staying positive. I’m super happy with the win. Wawrinka in his win over Rune

Medvedev hates the Slow Court

medvedev indian wells 2023

Daniil Medvedev is not a fan of slow courts, and he made that even more apparent when he started talking about court speed in his match against Ilya Ivashka.

“As slow as this court is I will pee. So you can take 25 minutes. The court is slow, so I am slow; I take my time,” he told Mohammed Lahyani.

Lahyani replied, “You must accept it; you are professional.”

But Medvedev disagreed: “I don’t accept it. They say in the fact sheet these are hard courts. This is not a hard court.”

Draper beat Murray on Debut

draper serve

Jack Draper, making his Indian Wells debut, defeated Andy Murray 7-6(6), 6-2 to set up an exciting tie with Carlos Alcaraz.

Draper has a big game, and that style should contrast nicely with Alcaraz’s high-quality movement around the court.

If he can find a way through him in Indian Wells, he will probably want sunny conditions so that his forehand and serve can fly a little more.

Last 16 Matches

  • Carlos Alcaraz (1) vs Jack Draper
  • Tommy Paul (17) vs Felix Auger-Aliassime (8)
  • Taylor Fritz (4) vs. Marton Fucsovics
  • Jannik Sinner (11) vs Stan Wawrink (PR)
  • Daniil Medvedev (5) vs Alexander Zverev (12)
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (23) vs Cristian Garin (Q)
  • Andrey Rublev (6) vs Cameron Norrie (10)
  • Frances Tiafoe (14) vs Alejandro Tabilo (Q)

Which fourth round match are you most looking forward to? Are there any results that have surprised you so far? Let me know in the comments.