The Spaniard is looking for title and number 1
Number two in the world, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz is looking for the Indian Wells Masters 1000 title this Sunday at 8 pm. in California, and for that he has to stop the Russian Daniil Medvedev, who has a 19 game winning streak.
“He’s a block. He returns everything and makes impossible balls. I’ve already talked to my team who respond well from the corner of the pitch and, despite this, they’re still winning the point. He’s a magnificent keeper, an incredible tennis player. I’ll have to bring my best repertoire to win against him,” said the Spaniard who played once in 2021, on the grass at Wimbledon, and was defeated.
“I think at that time he was number 2 in the world and I had just entered the circuit. I was not an experienced player. For me it was a strange game. Now it’s totally different. I already have experience, or at least more than that. in this game, and I know how to play against him. I’ve trained with him several times, so it’s nothing new for me. It will be a completely different game. It will be almost like our first game between the two of us.”
The Spaniard defeated Italian Jannik Sinner on Saturday night and commented: “I feel great. This is a tournament I love to play in and have good memories of, playing my first Masters semi-final here and against Rafa. It’s very special to me. me.”
As deputy leader of the standings and with three finals in three tournaments in the year, Alcaraz is seen as the favorite in almost every match, but he disagrees: “I don’t think so. I don’t think I see myself as the favorite in every match and I think I shouldn’t win every game. I have my goals in mind and the things I have to do in my head. That’s all I think about the game. I try to enjoy every game I play and do what I have to do. This that’s all, I don’t think about anything else.
Speaking of the world number 1 who will be reached with the title, he specified: “I know he will, but I’ll try not to think about it too much. As I said before, I only think about the things I have to do. I think against Daniil it will be a very tactical game, very tough. I’ll have to do things perfectly to win it.”