Dimitrov downs top-seeded Medvedev in 3 sets at Indian Wells

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Grigor Dimitrov outlasted top-seeded Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Wednesday in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, extending the parade of upsets that has knocked out several top players.
Medvedev's loss left the combined ATP and WTA tournament without its top two men's and women's seeds. Karolina Pliskova lost in the third round. No. 2 Iga Swiatek went out in the fourth round.

Dimitrov rallied from a set and double-break down to upset Medvedev, the U.S. Open champion who was chasing his fifth title of the year. Dimitrov, seeded 23rd, earned his first win over a Top-2 player since 2016, when he beat Andy Murray in Miami.

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No. 2 Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Alex de Minaur 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-2, and No. 3 Alexander Zverev routed No. 14 Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-3.

Dimitrov reached the quarterfinals at Indian Wells for the first time. He'll meet No. 8 Hubert Hurkacz, who beat 19th-seeded Asian Karatsev 6-1, 6-3.

"I always wanted to do well out here," Dimitrov said. "I felt like I had so many chances throughout the years. I've lost very close matches, matches from match points and everything. I was very determined."

Medvedev took control from the start, connecting on 80% of his first serves in the opening set. The Russian built a 4-1…
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