Carlos Alcaraz is the king once more after completely destroying Daniil Medvedev within the Indian Wells closing on Monday morning.
The 19-year-old has jumped Novak Djokovic to re-take the No. 1 rating — and he did it in breathtaking fashion throughout his 6-3 6-2 mauling of Medvedev.
The Russian was red-hot coming into the ultimate — his fourth ATP Tour closing in simply 5 weeks — however regarded out of his depth in opposition to the Spaniard and was dispatched in simply 71 minutes.
He regarded untouchable on serve and misplaced simply 5 factors on serve within the first set.
It was initially of the second set, nevertheless, the place he actually started to place Medvedev to the sword.
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He was on a streak of 12 consecutive factors received earlier than Medvedev lastly received on the board within the second set.
“What a nightmare,” a beIN tennis commentator mentioned of Medvedev.
He mentioned “that is outstanding” when Alcaraz made it 12 consecutive factors.
“There’s a new king”.
The tennis world was left in awe of Alcaraz.
“An absolute grasp class thus removed from Carlos Alcaraz,” Patrick McEnroe wrote on Twitter.
New York Occasions tennis reporter Christopher Clarey wrote Alcaraz’s court docket craft was in an “elite membership” after watching him toy with Medvedev in a single marathon rally.
American tennis commentator and coach Brad Gilbert wrote he was “so impressed” with Alcaraz’s means to dominate in each aspect of the sport.
“His sport is off the charts,” he mentioned.
After additionally claiming the Miami Open in 2022, Alcaraz turns into the youngest participant to win the Sunshine Double.
In keeping with tennis journalist Jose Morgado, Alcaraz can be the second youngest winner at Indian Wells, behind solely Boris Becker.
Simply to rub it in Medvedev’s face, Alcaraz additionally threw in some cheeky trick pictures and got here into the web to volley off his serves on a number of events.
“I’m very completely satisfied to win this event, it’s wonderful to finish these 10 days like this,” Alcaraz mentioned.
“In fact the circumstances as we speak had been very robust. Daniil clearly didn’t play at his finest degree, however I’m very completely satisfied for my efficiency and the way I performed this event.
“I need to play at this degree in Miami as properly.”
The ATP Masters 1000 crown is sufficient for Alcaraz to return to the highest of the mountain for now, however he’ll must efficiently defend his Miami title over the course of the following two weeks too maintain his throne.
He had already turned the youngest primary ever after his triumph on the US Open final 12 months and now he appears just like the honour will likely be his for a while.
Medvedev had been driving a 19-match ATP win streak that noticed him win three titles in three weeks at Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai.
Medvedev was the primary participant since Andy Murray in 2016 to succeed in 4 finals in 5 weeks — however he will likely be leaving the Californian desert feeling fully forlorn.
Djokovic, barred from coming into the USA as a result of he hasn’t been vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19, sat out Indian Wells and can miss the Miami Open beginning this week.