Indian Wells, Alcaraz beats Zverev and crowns Sinner before the semi-final: “Now he is the best in the world”


By John

The Spaniard number 2 in the world Carlos Alcaraz will challenge Jannick Sinner (n.3) in the semi-final of the ATP 1000 tournament in Indian Wells, California. Alcaraz eliminated the German world no. 6 Alexander Zverev in the semifinals by winning 6-3 6-1. The match was interrupted for about 2 hours due to an invasion of a swarm of bees.

«I don't know how I will face the match. Jannik is the best player in the world now, there's no doubt.”
Word from Carlos Alcaraz after beating Zverev and reaching the semi-final with Jannik Sinner who, in addition to qualifying for the Indian Wells final, will put the number two spot in the ATP ranking up for grabs. «He is playing in an incredible way – underlines the Spaniard – he has not lost yet this year, I really like to see him. It will be a really difficult match, a great challenge for me.”
Always remained in the Top 2 since September 22, 2022, when he became the youngest player to rise to the top of the rankings since computerized rankings were introduced in 1973, world number 1 for 36 weeks, Alcaraz is 4-3 behind in head-to-head matches against Sinner. The Italian beat him in the last two matches, Alcaraz defeated him for the last time in the semi-final of the BNP Paribas Open 2023, which ended 7-6(4) 6-3.