More than 10 days of tennis that will last forever in the memory of all lovers of this sport. He ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2023 and the WTA 1000 Indian Wells 2023 They have offered great emotion and high-carat tennis, in the always attractive Californian event. The absences of Djokovic and Nadal have not managed to overshadow the men’s tournament, in which Carlos Alcaraz y Daniil Medvedev revealed that they are the players of the moment, while among women, Elena Rybakina y Aryna Sabalenka They confirmed their tendency to impose that offensive and dizzying tennis, which is challenging the established power of Swiatek so much. We insert the scalpel to dissect everything that happened and what influences he may have in the coming weeks.
1. Carlos Alcaraz is a legend in the making
Third Masters 1000 title, capable of dispelling all doubts about his physical condition and with an innate ability to convey an insulting superiority over his rivals. It is difficult to describe in words the greatness of a 19-year-old boy who is blowing up all reasonable forecasts regarding his progression, and who returns to number 1 in the world predicting a season full of emotions. He learns from himself in each game and finds solutions with supine intelligence to everything he faces. Surreal.
2. Daniil Medvedev, the priceless effort of a competitive animal
The end of an impressive, historic streak had to come and one that reveals the greatness of this player. Medvedev has explored his limits in a tournament that was uncomfortable for him, due to the surface and conditions, overcoming the physical and mental exhaustion accumulated in the last month and only giving in to an imperial Alcaraz. This painful and resounding defeat cannot overshadow the tremendous merit he has for reaching the final and what he can continue to generate in the coming weeks.
3. Félix Auger-Aliassime and Jannik Sinner, reasonable doubts in their fight with Alcaraz
Beating the old glories is worrisome, but it is assumed that the inexorable advance of time runs in their favor. However, running into a tennis player who is younger, solid, powerful and a better competitor than them can already be alarming. They thought they had dominated Carlitos, but they saw how the Murcian found obvious solutions to his game, greatly undermining his morale and generating a trace of doubt for the present and the future.
4. Stefanos Tsitsipas, inconsistency as a travel companion
There is no way for the Greek to chain several tournaments without scandalous and difficult to explain defeats like the one against Thompson. He is wrong if he competes with physical discomfort, something that has already taken its toll on him in previous seasons, and if he lost to the Australian while physically fit, the tennis and mental problem is evident.
5. Alejandro Davidovich, steady advances in the conquest of himself
Hitting a wall over and over again must be frustrating, especially when you know that only you can knock it down and that you have enough tools to do it. The man from Malaga once again shows spectacular tennis, but accuses a certain lack of clarity of ideas when it comes to making a tactical reading of an important match, like Medvedev’s, leaving the tournament with the feeling that his tennis promises more than what that the mentality allows him to achieve. Positive tournament in any case, for a man with an upward trend.
6. Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka, a rivalry at the pinnacle of futuristic tennis
Giants with catapults on their arms and supersonic power grinders on their legs. This unreal combination a few years ago has established itself as the dominant style in this 2023, thanks to the Kazakh and the Belarusian. They have already established an intimate rivalry that may have more episodes and that is based on the search for the winning shot in each shot and the pulse to acquire the initiative. If you can win the point with one stroke, much better than two. That philosophy is the common thread of the two best of the year.
7. Iga Swiatek, the difficulty of settling in the maximum perfection
No one is free to lose some intensity, precision or experience physical unforeseen events. Swiatek achieved something almost impossible last year, and although the level of tennis is still there, she has been stripped of that magic and unapproachable character that she exuded last year. She will have to continue working and clay may be the best remedy to rediscover her highest level.
8. Cori Gauff and Maria Sakkari, Prizeless Quest for the Ultimate Quantum Leap
Established in the top-10, habitual in the final rounds of big tournaments, but without being able to take that little step that is the definitive one to be firm candidates for glory. They can’t put that off too long as anxiety may be eating away at their confidence.
9. Paula Badosa, yes but not frustrating
Seeing herself defeated before the tennis player who has become champion can be a consolation for a Badosa who continues without finding her best level. Single victories are arriving that give hope, but for now, that hatching that makes Paula a firm candidate for resounding successes for which she considers tennis potential is resisting.
10. Marketa Vondrousova and Karolina Muchova, clear candidates to burst forecasts
The two Czech players seem destined to join the list of players who, in a week of inspiration, can surprise anyone and achieve resounding success. They have spent several tournaments showing an evident improvement in their tennis and have everything necessary to achieve something important in the coming weeks.