Medvedev will repeat the Indian Wells final where Alcaraz took advantage of Paul’s ‘bad leg’


“I really know how to play against Daniel Medvedev. “I know what tactic to follow, although I won’t say it,” commented Carlos Alcaraz in the press conference, after defeating the Italian. Jannik Sinner by 1-6, 6-3 and 6-2. In those moments the Murcian also spoke about the difficulties the American would cause. Tommy Paulbeating the Russian in the first set and coming back in the second.

He ended up qualifying Daniel Medvedev 28 years old and world No. 4, who will repeat in the final with the champion Carlos Alcaraz in Indian Wells, this Sunday no earlier than 10:00 pm

Twelve months ago, the Spaniard won 6-3 and 6-2. The balance between them is in favor of Murcia by 3-2. The most recent meeting took place at the ATP Finals, where Charly’s victory was 6-4 and 6-4, avenging the loss at the US Open, semifinals, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3.

SA Medvedev He is just short of Indian Wells in his record as Masters 1000 on hard court. A new opportunity was provided by a comeback against Tommy Paul, 26 years old and number 17, 1-6, 7-6 (3) and 6-2.

The Russian reacted in the second set, where he made life difficult after dominating 4-0 and 5-2, taking the ball to finish the rest at 5-4. He was forced to face the adventure of ‘tiebreak’, in which he was lucky. His opponent completely twisted his left ankle in the sixth game of the game.

And it affected him as much as the blistering pace already imposed by Medvedev, who lost this season’s Australian Open final to Jannik Sinner, after leading from two sets to zero.

A pressure bandage kept Paul upright. It’s a miracle he didn’t suffer a related injury. He tried, but Medvedev kept the series clean with him: 3-0. After two hours and twenty-five minutes on the track, it was half past nine in the evening local time.

Source: La Verdad


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