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Carlos Alcaraz revalidated the title in Indian Wells and won the first title of the season

Carlos Alcaraz revalidated the title in Indian Wells and won the first title of the season

Carlos Alcaraz He beat the Russian in two sets on Sunday Daniil Medvedev and revalidated his crown Indian Wells Masters 1000. The 20-year-old Spaniard is the first tennis player to repeat victory in this emblematic tournament since Novak Djokovic will chain three victories between 2014 and 2016.

The Spanish prodigy, who had not won a title since Wimbledon last July, won 7-6 (5) and 6-1 over Medvedev, who had already been his victim in last year’s final. In it WTA 1000 feminine, polish Iga Swiatek He also won his second title on Sunday Indian Wells when beating the Greek Maria Sakkari by a resounding 6-4 and 6-0.

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Carlos Alcaraz fought and reacted

Carlos Alcaraz found more resistance in Medvedev, runner-up in January of the Australian Open, which led 0-3 in the first set. Encouraged by the stands, the Spaniard reacted in time to maintain his hegemony in the desert Indian Wellswhere in his last 17 games he only lost to his idol Rafael Nadal.

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But in his fiefdom in the Coachella Valley he recovered the magic and smile to overcome all kinds of obstacles, whether it was the unbeaten streak this year of his archrival Jannik Sinnerlong interruptions due to rain or even a bee attack in the middle of the game.

With a final and emphatic victory against Medvedev, world number four, Carlos Alcaraz raised his fifth trophy Masters 1000. Only Rafael Nadal He also reached that figure before celebrating his 21st birthday.

WTA 1000: Iga Swiatek, more No. 1 in the world than ever

In the final of WTA 1000the polish Iga Swiateknumber one in women’s tennis, defeated the Greek on Sunday Maria Sakkari and was crowned champion for the second time. Swiatek, who had already beaten Sakkari in the 2022 final, won this time by a resounding 6-4, 6-0 in just 68 minutes of play.

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With his victory, Iga Swiatek She rose to the top of the record of this emblematic tournament along with nine other tennis players who also have two titles. The Pole, undefeated in her last six finals, crowned with this recital a dazzling tour of Indian Wells in which he did not give up a single set in six games.

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After his unexpected stumble in the Australian Openat the hands of the young woman Linda Noskova, Iga Swiatek returns to exercise its authority in women’s tennis. The Polish, whose display case already shines with eight trophies WTA 1000 and four of grand slamwas congratulated by the popular actress Zendayawhich will soon release the film Challengersin which she plays a former tennis prodigy.

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