Alcaras achieves second consecutive BNP Paribas Open tennis title first win of the season

Alcaras (left) and Medvedev

Carlos Alcaras (2nd place, Spain) won his second consecutive singles title at the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour BNP Paribas Open (total prize money of $9,495,555).

Alcaras defeated Daniil Medvedev (4th place, Russia) 2-0 (7-6 <7-5> 6-1) in the singles final on the last day of the tournament held in Indian Wells, California, USA on the 18th (Korean time). won.

The two players met in the finals of this competition last year, and Alcaras won 2-0 (6-3 6-2), and the same result was achieved this year. The winning prize money that Alcaras receives is $1.1 million (about 1.46 billion won).

Alcaras did not win in the three previous tournaments, including being eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, the first major tournament of the year.

This is the first time Alcaras has won in eight months since Wimbledon in July of last year.

Alcaras, born in 2003, who reached the top of the 2022 US Open and last year’s Wimbledon, is considered a ‘next generation jockey‘ along with Jannic Sinner (3rd place, Italy).

They met with their rival, Sinner, in the semifinals of this tournament, and Alcaras achieved a come-from-behind victory of 2-1 (1-6 6-3 6-2).

It has been eight years since Alcaras won the BNP Paribas Open men’s singles, an ATP 1000 series tournament ranked just below the four major majors, for two consecutive years since Novak Djokovic (No. 1, Serbia), who achieved his third consecutive title in 2016.

Medvedev recently lost five straight in the singles finals. He finished second in this competition, following last year’s US Open and this year’s Australian Open. 섯다

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