Indian Wells: Carlos Alcaraz to face Daniil Medvedev in final | video

Spanish Carlos Alcarazworld number one, defeated, 7-6(4) and 6-3, Italian Yannick Sinner reached the final this Saturday Indian Wellsthe first Masters 1000 of the season, where the Russian will be measured Daniil Medvedev in search of an eighth career title and a return to world number one.

Alcaraz shook off the initial tension and settled for his third 2023 final in three tournaments played with the possibility of a second title this season after the title Buenos Aires. In addition, the current US Open champion will return to first place in the world rankings who lost in January Novak Djokovic if he beats Medvedev, who has 19 consecutive victories in the California final.

The Spaniard was someone who knew how to suffer in a first set full of forehand errors and with great difficulty on the serve, save a partial ball and sign up for the debut set in “tie-break”.

The sinner pressed at the beginning, but the Spaniard got down to business and achieved a “break” in the fifth installment, a tense moment for the Italian. With a fair wind, Alcaraz derailed in Game 8 and it was a blank break that gave hope to his opponent. The Spaniard braked in time to save the set-ball and force sudden death in which he returned to command.

The Murcian got stronger, recovered his right hand and started having fun at the beginning of the second set. The Italian, a survival specialist, faced a wall of drop shots, crosses and Alcaraz’s winners at 2-0.

The Spaniard’s show woke up viewers with the best moment of the day, an amazing exchange culminating in an incredible cross (3-0).

Sinner didn’t flinch and continued to hit everyone, coming out unscathed from three breakballs in the sixth game (4-2). The Palmar man hesitated for a moment thinking about this missed opportunity, but reacted at 0:30 to make it 5:2, who still had work to do to reach the Indian Wells final.

In search of his third Masters 1000 and number one in the worldAlcaraz will face the unstoppable Medvedev, who won 19 consecutive victories, beating American Frances Tiafoe in the other semi-final.

The Russian who grew up from champions Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai and claims 19th place on his record, he won the only precedent against the Spaniards at Wimbledon in 2021.

(According to information from Europe Press)

Source: Aristegui Noticias