The way of Carlos Alcaraz towards its ambitious goals in the Masters 1000 de Indian Wells It is already one step away from being fulfilled. The Spanish tennis player qualified for the final of the Californian tournament after beating Jannik Sinner (7-6, 6-3) with a new exhibition, this time of determination in the first set and completeness in the second, which launched him into a final duel with Daniil Medvedev from which, if he wins, Carlitos will extract the double prize of the title and the recovery of the number one in the ATP ranking.
In a duel of punchers, alcaraz he was finer when it came to hitting or defending in important moments, in which Sinner fell apart, diminishing their chances of victory. All the rest was for Carlosin terms of merits, with a second major set in which he mixed spectacle and determination, until ending the match after an hour and 54 minutes of meeting that allows the Spaniard to break the semifinal barrier, achieved in the past 2022.
Sinner He was not the desired rival for alcaraz for the semifinals of Indian Wellsalthough getting from winning to Auger-Also for the first time in four games, it allowed the Murcian to arrive brimming with confidence in a duel in which the rival had already defeated him twice. The dangers of Sinner they were in their groundstrokes, deep, flat and constant, so Carlitos had to recycle and alternate his punching with moments in which defense would be essential in his game.
The beginning was accompanied by security in the service of the two contenders, with alcaraz getting used to his first daytime game in the entire tournament. The trial would not last too long, and it is that an oversight of Sinner would cause Carlos made him pay with the first break of the game for the Spaniard, who in turn would also experience relaxation in his own flesh, causing the return of parity with a 4-4 that caused maximum uncertainty around the winner of the first set.
Alcaraz accelerates after winning the set
Sinner then lived his best moments of the game, while alcaraz He suffered to maintain his service, even saving a break point that was also a set point. Once the limit moment was exceeded, the Murcian sent the resolution to a sudden death in which luck and the failures of Jannik they complemented a remarkably high level of the Murcian, who took the cat to the water and left half the job done.
The winning inertia at the end of the first set served, as so often happens in tennis, so that alcaraz also began dominating the second set. A new break appeared on the scoreboard in favor of the Murcian, who gave way to a sidereal level that raised the public from their seats. It’s the game of alcaraz the one that makes him one of the best in the world, results in hand, but his most spectacular points are those that make him the favorite of the fans.
Alcaraz, for the final and number one
Sinner he remained blurred by everything that had happened and a prisoner of the key errors that had cost him the disadvantage on the scoreboard. The mountain was very high for the Italian, who despite this made a reset and was building based on his service, looking for Carlos It would leave an open door that would return him to the fight for the semifinal. The Italian had it, with a 0-30 that, if he had continued in his trend, would have given him the desired prize, but then the best version of the kick appeared. alcarazwhich left him just one game from the pass to the final.
He couldn’t at first, with the service of a Sinner that he was not going to give his life away in the tournament, but the second time, with the serve on his side, Alcaraz confirmed his pass to a final of the Masters 1000 de Indian Wells that, like a few months ago in the US Open, can return him, title in hand, to number one in the ATP ranking. The last stumbling block for this will be the hardest: Daniil Medvedev.
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