The young Spaniard, Carlos Alcaras, crowned his third title in the 1,000-point Masters tennis tournament and returned to the top of the ATP rankings, after his brutal victory over Russian Daniel Medvedev 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday, March 19, 2023 in the final of the Indian Tournament. American Wales.
The 19-year-old benefited from the absence of Serbian Novak Djokovic from the tournament against the background of not receiving the coronavirus vaccine, in order to remove him from the lead that the Spaniard occupied last September after winning the Flushing Meadows title, thus becoming the youngest player to do so in history.
Alcaras was in the third final in 2023 and the eleventh in his career, in which he has so far won eight titles.
And after the start of his season was delayed due to an injury that prevented him from playing the Australian Open, Alcaras crowned his return to the stadiums by crowning him as the champion of the Buenos Aires tournament at the expense of Britain’s Cameron Nouri, before the latter took revenge on him in the final of the Rio de Janeiro tournament.
And Alcaras returned, due to a muscle injury, from the Mexican Acapulco tournament, preferring not to take risks and prepare for the Indian Wells tournament.
And he was successful in his decision, as he reached his third final in the 1,000-point Masters tournaments and emerged victorious with his third title in these tournaments, after he had previously won the Miami and Madrid titles last year.
Alcaras completely dominated only his second confrontation with Medvedev, who emerged victorious from the first in July 2021 in the second round of Wimbledon, but on Sunday he was unable to repeat his superiority, so that his series of consecutive victories stopped at 19 matches.
Medvedev had never gone further than the fourth round in Indian Wells, but he got rid of this knot and was self-righteous to crown that with a fifth title in the 1,000-point Masters tournament, after he had previously crowned the titles in Cincinnati and Shanghai in 2019, Paris in 2020 and Toronto in 2021.
But Alcaras completely mastered the match and ended it in just an hour and 11 minutes, thus ending the victories of the Russian, who competed in the tournament on the back of three consecutive titles in Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai.