UNITED STATES: The 19-year-old Spaniard halts Daniil Medvedev’s winning spree in 19 consecutive matches by defeating him 6-3, 6-2, and also dethroning Novak Djokovic to reclaim the world No. 1 spot. Alcaraz is also the first to win Indian Wells without losing a set since Roger Federer in 2017. Interestingly, Alcaraz became the youngest man to win both Indian Wells and Miami.
Alcaraz started the game on a brilliant note and took the opening set in just 36 minutes, dropping only six points on serve. Alcaraz made a strong start in both sets to build an early advantage that secured his win without facing a break point. With this victory, Alcaraz became the ninth and youngest man in history to win both the Indian Wells and the Miami Open.
Earlier in the tournament, Alcaraz played against Felix Auger-aliassime in the quarterfinal, defeating him by 6-4, 6-4 in two hours and earning a place in the final four. In the semi-finals, Alcaraz defeated Jannik Sinner 7-6, 6-3 in an hour and 52 minutes to advance to the finals against Daniil Medvedev.
On the other hand, Daniil Medvedev defeated Frances Tiafoe by 7-5, 7-6 (4) to secure his 19th consecutive match victory of the year and a face-to-face with Alcaraz in the finals.
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“It means a lot to me. To recover the No. 1 [ranking] is crazy for me,” Alcaraz said after wrapping up the win in a rapid one hour, and 10 minutes. “But especially to lift the trophy here for me means a lot… I love this tournament. I really enjoy my time here and of course, I felt the love from the people from day one. For me, it’s amazing to complete these 10 days like this,” said Alcaraz.
About Indian Wells Tennis
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is in Indian Wells, California, near Palm Springs. It has a Hard (Plexipave) surface stadium that can hold 16,100 people and is the second-largest outdoor tennis stadium in the world. This facility hosts the BNP Paribas Open, which is a joint event of both the men’s ATP World Tour and the women’s WTA Tour. The facility is owned by Larry Ellison and operated by PM Sports Management.