Carlos Alcaraz had yet another fantastic match in Indian Wells on Thursday when he defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-4. Carlitos has been playing fantastic tennis, and he is definitely the favorite to win the tournament in the desert.
According to the live rankings, if Alcaraz wins the tournament in Indian Wells, he will take back his world number one ranking from Novak Djokovic. Carlitos will face an in-form Jannik Sinner in the semifinal, and that will not be an easy task.
Alcaraz in Indian Wells, ranking, and results in 2023
Now ranked no.2, Carlos has a compiled 12-1 match record in 2023. Alcaraz is currently competing in Indian Wells where he managed to beat the world no.94 Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3 6-3, the world no.36 Tallon Griekspoor 7-64 6-3, the world no.56 Jack Draper 6-2 2-0 ret. and the world no.10 Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 6-4.
Carlos Alcaraz will compete against the world no.13 Jannik Sinner in the semifinal. The head to head is 3-2 for Alcaraz.
Alcaraz conquered 1 title in 2023 in Buenos Aires. Alcaraz was the finalist in Rio de Janeiro (Rio Open).
The Spaniard won 7 titles in his career: 2 on hard courts and 5 on clay courts. (See the list of his titles)
Alcaraz will compete next in Miami (Miami Open). He will begin to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 22nd of March.
Sinner in Indian Wells, ranking, and results in 2023
Ranked world no.13, the Italian has achieved a compiled 16-3 record in 2023. Sinner is playing at the moment in Indian Wells where he ousted the world no.43 Richard Gasquet 6-3 7-62, the world no.68 Adrian Mannarino 7-67 6-4, the world no.100 Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-4 and the world no.5 Taylor Fritz 6-4 4-6 6-4.
Jannik Sinner will fight against the world no.2 Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinal. Their head to head is 3-2 for Alcaraz.
Sinner clinched 1 title in 2023 in Montpellier. The Italian reached the final in Rotterdam (ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament).
Sinner won 7 titles in his career: 2 on hard courts, 1 on clay courts and 4 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)
Sinner has scheduled to compete next in Miami (Miami Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 22nd of March.
Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner clashed against each other 5 times. Their actual record is 3-2 for Alcaraz. The last time they locked horns, Carlos Alcaraz won 6-3 6-7(7) 6-7(0) 7-5 6-3 in the quarter in New York (U.S. Open) in September 2022.
Here are the highlights.
Novak Djokovic in 2023
At the moment ranked no.1, the Serbian played his last match on the 3rd of March when he capitulated to world no.6 Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 in the semifinal in Dubai (draw).
Currently, during this year the Serbian has a 15-1 match record. The Serbian has won 2 titles in 2023 in Adelaide and Australian Open.