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Tennis: Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev meet in the final of the Indian Wells tournament

Tennis: Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev meet in the final of the Indian Wells tournament

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Jannik Sinner 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday, ending the Italian's 19-match winning streak and advancing to the final of the BNP Paribas Open, where he will face Daniil Medvedev for a second year in the tournament. Row.

Alcaraz maintained his world number two ranking with the win and extended his winning streak to 11 matches in Indian Wells.

Last year, he defeated Medvedev in two sets, 6-3, 6-2, in the final of the Indian Wells tournament.

Sinner led 2-1 in the first set when the match was stopped for more than three hours due to rain in the Southern California desert.

He continued to control the first set before Alcaraz started to find the net more.

Alcaraz got the only break of the second set in the fourth game using a drop shot. The Spaniard then broke Sinner in the third and fifth games of the third set.

Alcaraz went 40-0 on serve, then sent his first match point home. A powerful uppercut from Sinner wasted his second chance, but Alcaraz then ended proceedings with a cross-court forehand.

Medvedev makes us forget the difficult beginning

After Daniil Medvedev dominated the first set, he found his way to defeat Tommy Paul in three sets 1-6, 7-6, 6-2 later in the evening, joining Alcaraz in the final.

It took Medvedev two hours and 23 minutes to beat Paul, against whom he still has the advantage in three meetings.

However, the outcome could have been very different for Medvedev. After losing the first set in 30 minutes, the Russian squandered a 4-0 lead in the second set and allowed Paul to get back to 5-5.

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Medvedev trailed 3-2 in the tiebreak before winning five points in a row to force the final set.

Medvedev made two breaks in the final round to win in 50 minutes and join Alcaraz in the final.

This will be the sixth confrontation between the two players. Alcaraz has an advantage with three wins so far.