The Spanish talent can replace Djokovic on the tennis throne

Returning from injury, Alcaraz advanced to the final in his third tournament and will follow up his title in Buenos Aires. Last time in Rio de Janeiro, his only defeat this year was British Cameron Norrie in a replay of the final duel from Argentina. He knocked out the eleventh-seeded Sinner after denying him a set point in the first set. If he succeeds against Medvedev, he will return to the top of the ATP rankings ahead of Novak Djokovic, who will not start in Indian Wells due to the lack of vaccination against the coronavirus.

However, the 27-year-old Medvedev is playing in great form and after his 19th victory in a row, he is already aiming for his fourth title this year after Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai, and his eighteenth overall. Alcaraz has seven trophies in his career, in Indian Wells it would be the first triumph for both.

In the men’s doubles, 43-year-old Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna set a record, becoming the oldest winner at the Masters 1000 tournament. Together with Australian Matthew Ebden, they defeated the highest seeded Dutch-British pair Wesley Koolhof, Neal Skupski 6:3, 2:6 in the final. 10:8. Together they won the second title and the first of the season.

Former No. 3 doubles player Boppana broke former doubles teammate Daniel Nestor’s record. It was his 24th career title, but in Indian Wells, dubbed his fifth Grand Slam, he was in the final for the first time.



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