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Indian Wells: Alcaraz stops Sinner

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Indian Wells: Alcaraz stops Sinner

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Alcaraz stops Sinner series

The Spanish tennis star handed the Australian Open winner his first defeat of the year.

Carlos Alcaraz will face Daniil Medvedev in the final
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Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) stopped Australian Open winner Jannik Sinner and reached the final in Indian Wells again. At the ATP Masters, Alcaraz defeated the Italian 1:6, 6:3, 6:2 in the semifinals, inflicting Sinner’s first defeat of the year.

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“To be able to end something like that is unbelievable for me,” said Alcaraz when he stopped Sinner’s streak after 19 successes and thus successfully defended second place in the world rankings. The match was interrupted by a three-hour rain break in the first set. In the quarterfinals, Alcaraz defeated Alexander Zverev after a bee swarm interruption.

“We have to bring magic to the pitch”

The final will now be a repeat of last year’s final against Daniil Medvedev. The Russian also had to make up for a deficit in the 1:6, 7:6 (7:3), 6:2 against local hero Tommy Paul (USA).

“Games with Jannik are always something special,” said Wimbledon winner Alcaraz after his fourth success in their eighth meeting. “We know that we have to play at our highest level to win. We have to bring magic to the pitch, incredible points and it’s wonderful for the spectators too.”

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Sinner, third in the world rankings, had not lost a match since November 19, 2023 (against Novak Djokovic). “It’s definitely not the end I wanted, but playing against him is always difficult,” said the 22-year-old.

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