The Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz won the Indian Wells tournament this Sunday, the first Masters 1,000 of the season, by overwhelming (6-3, 6-2) in the final the Russian Daniil Medvedev, the eighth title of his record that returns to the number one in the world.

Alcaraz won his third tournament in this category, after Miami and Madrid last year, in a three out of three final, his second title in 2023 after Buenos Aires. The Murcian, who started the course in the Argentine event after two consecutive injuries, also played in the final in Rio de Janeiro, who was unable to compete due to another injury, and in his third tournament of the season he repeated the final and trophy.

Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil, the revelation tennis player of 2022 winning the US Open to be the youngest world number one in history, is on his way to an even bigger year, still at 19 years old and without rival even in a Medvedev who had 19 games without losing and three titles in a row (Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai).

Alcaraz, who returns to number one that Novak Djokovic took from him in an Australian Open that the Spanish missed, passed over the Russian without regard, without blinking despite the recital or being affected by the wind on the imposing Californian center court. The man from Palmar took advantage of the only ‘break’ ball of the first set in the second game, which put him at a promising 3-0.

The Spaniard did not take long to get a repertoire, with a dominant right, the left whenever he could and a serve with which to go up to the net. On the other hand, for a Medvedev with fear or respect in his body, nothing came of it, going into a spin also because of that hasty game that he always plays for better or worse. Alcaraz won his serve without difficulty and made it 6-3.

The final better reflected the superiority of the Spaniard at the beginning of the second set, with two consecutive games in white, a second ‘break’ and a 4-0 torment for the Russian. The Alcaraz festival did not stop until he saw himself with his arms raised after just over an hour of final, with the objective with which he landed in the Californian desert fulfilled: title and number one.