Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain waves to followers as he walks off the courtroom after defeating Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada of their quarterfinal match on the BNP Paribas Open on the Indian Wells Tennis Backyard in Indian Wells, Calif., Thursday, March 16, 2023.

  • Carlos Alcaraz vs Daniil Medvedev is an Indian Wells finals matchup of the most popular gamers on the ATP Tour
  • Medvedev is in search of his fourth straight event title; Alcaraz is in search of the No. 1 rating
  • Learn on as we break down the matchup and decide a winner

Carlos Alcaraz is 13-1 on the season. Daniil Medvedev is 24-2, has received his final 19 matches and his final three tournaments. So the Indian Wells males’s singles last is a conflict of two extremely in-form gamers. Learn on for an evaluation of Alcaraz vs Medvedev.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Daniil Medvedev Odds

Participant Unfold Moneyline Complete
[1] Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) -0.5 (-118) -124 O 22.5 (-118)
[5] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) +0.5 (-112) +102 U 22.5 (-112)

There may be loads of anticipation for this second version of Alcaraz vs Sinner. Alcaraz is a slight favourite at -124 within the Indian Wells odds above. He’s -0.5 on the unfold and the match complete is ready at 22.5 video games.

Alcaraz vs Medvedev odds as of March 18 at FanDuel Spoersbook.

Alcaraz Trying For No. 1

With Novak Djokovic shut out of the U.S. Masters 1000 doubles as a result of he stays unvaccinated, it’s a possibility for Alcaraz to take again the No. 1 rating.

For nevertheless lengthy that lasts.

If he wins Indian Wells, he wll be No. 1 once more – at the very least till the top of Miami, the place he’s defending a title and 1000 factors and subsequently can’t add something extra.

Medvedev will likely be again within the high 5 at No. 5, no matter what occurs.

Whereas each will likely be motivated to win a Masters 1000, having the No. 1 rating at stake for Alcaraz simply provides some spice to the factor.

Alcaraz vs Medvedev Head-to-Head

19 (Might 5, 2003) Age 27 (Feb. 11, 1996)
El Palmar, Spain Birthplace Moscow, Russia
6-0 Peak 6-6
7 Profession ATP Singles Titles 18
No. 1 (Sept. 12, 2022) Profession-Greatest Rating No. 1 (Feb. 28, 2022)
No. 2 Present Rating No. 6
$12,127,587 Profession Prize Cash $27,415,119
13-1 2022 Gained/Loss Report 24-2
2 ATP Head-to-Head Wins 2

Alcaraz’s semifinal match in opposition to fellow younger gun Jannik Sinner was anticipated to be blockbuster – particularly after their late-night, early-morning basic quarterfinal on the US Open final summer season.

The truth wasn’t fairly as epic. Ultimately Alcaraz pulled off a decent (within the first set) however straight-sets, 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over the 21-year-old Italian.

The 2 units took almost two hours. However Alcaraz’s 72 per cent first-serve share helped him keep away from a lot hassle on his serve; Sinner solely created two break factors.

{The teenager} went 13-for-18 on the internet, whereas Sinner was solely 9-for-21.

These internet expertise would possibly come in useful in opposition to Medvedev on Sunday.

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Medevev Too Sturdy for Tiafoe

Within the first semifinal of the day, Frances Tiafoe gave Medvedev every part he had.

However already, making the Indian Wells semifinals was a giant accomplishment. He took benefit of the Russian (admittedly) getting tight in attempting to shut it out. However usually he simply wasn’t capable of create many alternatives on Medvedev’s serve, whereas Medvedev had 11 break-point alternatives on Tiafoe’s serve (and transformed three).

Alcaraz vs Medvedev Match Historical past

Yr Match Floor Rating Winner
2021 Wimbledon (R64) Grass 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 Medvedev

A Rivalry But to Start

It’s simple to neglect, pretty much as good as Alcaraz already is, that he’s nonetheless in his first moments on the ATP Tour.

He has solely performed Medvedev as soon as earlier than. And that was almost two years in the past, when he began the 2021 season at No. 146. He moved into the highest 100 after profitable a Challenger in Portugal simply earlier than his second strive on the qualifying on the French Open. Which he acquired by simply, after which went to the third spherical of the principle draw.

He didn’t play once more till Wimbledon – his debut there. Truly, his first professional matches on grass, interval. He had performed a tuneup occasion and junior Wimbledon again in 2019.

And after profitable his first spherical in 5 units, Alcaraz didn’t have a lot for Medvedev, who is unquestionably not a fan of grass. However even then, the Russian dropped simply seven video games.

This one must be fairly completely different.

Alcaraz vs Medvedev Prediction

Such a tricky name on this one. There may be so little information to go by with these two.

However it feels as if it’s going to take a supreme effort to beat the 19-year-old Spaniard this week.

He has the talents to make the most of Medvedev’s deep courtroom positioning. And he’ll want them.

Until he will get tight due to the stakes concerned (at the very least it received’t be his first No. 1 rodeo), he appears to be like ot be the winner.

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Stephanie Myles

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