Spanish tennis star Carlos Alcaraz destroys Russia’s Daniil Medvedev to win Indian Wells Masters 1000

Spanish tennis star Carlos Alcaraz destroys Russia's Daniil Medvedev to win Indian Wells Masters 1000

Image of Carlos Alcaraz with the Indian Wells Masters 1000 trophy. Credit: Twitter@ATPTour_ES

Carlos Alcaraz won the Indian Wells Masters 1000 in California, destroying Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in two straight sets.

Spanish tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz crushed Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-2, in the early hours of this Sunday, March 19, to win the Indian Wells Masters 1000trophy in California. In doing so, he also recovered the No.1 world ranking.

His opponent arrived on a winning streak of 19 games unbeaten but the Murcian teenager showed that record very little respect as he proceeded to thrash the Russian star.

Indian Wells was the first Masters 1,000 of the year and Alcaraz was eager to start the series with a victory. Medvedev had been playing out of his skin recently but was simply no match for the young Spaniard.

There’s no feeling like victory!  VERY HAPPY to win in Indian Wells and return to number one! Thank you for your constant support!  Vamooos!!! @BNPPARIBASOPEN”, tweeted Alcaraz after picking up more silverware.

Alcaraz rushed into a 3-0 lead in the first set, clearly unsettling his opponent with the forcefulness he displayed. Medvedev suddenly became very erratic in the rallies, inaccurate with his serving, and appeared to be lacking energy on the court. Towards the end of the set, he was starting to improve, but by that time, it was too late.

An expectant crowd must surely have been quite upset at the ease with which Alcaraz disposed of the Russian. He never let up in the second set, again taking a 4-0 lead. Spurred on by his coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero, the Spanish teenager moved in for the kill, as reported by

After just 1hr and 10 minutes, the contest was all over. This victory was the third Masters 1000 that Alcaraz had achieved in his short tennis career. He already had this year’s ATP 250 in Buenos Aires under his belt. Later today, Monday 20, he will be announced once again as the leader of the ATP ranking, 240 points above the legendary Novak Djokovic.


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