The women’s and men’s finals of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 took place this Sunday, March 17. They saw the victories of Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek

Last night the Masters 100 final was held in Indian Wells, in the United States. Like last year, the poster pitted the Russian Daniil Medvedev against the young Spanish prodigy Carlos Alcaraz. And like last year, Alcaraz was uncompromising. However, the winner of Wimbledon did not arrive calmly in transatlantic lands. Weaned from the title since this victory in London, he had shown signs of fragility in recent months, first physically at the end of last season, then in concentration. This Monday, March 18, the native of Murcia set the record straight. First in the quarter against Zverev, then especially in the semi-final, by mastering a hitherto undefeated Jannik Sinner, and finally in this final, where he found the same opponent as last year.

However, we saw an enterprising Daniil Medvedev from the start of the match. It was even the Russian who got into his match the best, with a break at the start of the first set to lead 3-0. Then the Alcaraz machine started up. More prominent in defense, the Spaniard notably released his passing passes several times at the end of the line, which he has the secret to. After the break and a long standoff at the end of the first set, Alcaraz took the first set 7-6 at the end of a tie-break where he once again showed himself to be the most incisive.

The second round was a demonstration. Alcaraz gave the sensation of flying on the court, twice taking Medvedev’s serve, which gave the sensation of being without a solution on the court, like this failed drop shot to give the Spaniard the double break at 4-1. With this victory, Alcaraz won his second title at Indian Wells, and the 5th Master 1000 of his career.

Among the girls, world number 1 Iga Swiatek held her place against the Greek Maria Sakkari. For her second title in California, the Pole won against the same opponent as two years ago. In just over an hour (1h08), the matter was over. After holding until 5-4 for Swiatek in the first set, Maria Sakkari finally broke down, offering the set to the world number 1. Like Carlos Alcaraz a little later in the evening, Iga Swiatek did not miss the opportunity to suffocate her opponent, taking the ball ever earlier to win all the games in the second round. With this victory in the final, Swiatek won the 8th WTA 1000 of her career, and consolidated her place at the top of the ranking ahead of Aryna Sabalenka.

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