The Spaniard's meteoric rise in the world of tennis has once again been solidified, as the 19-year-old Spanish sensation clinched the Indian Wells title with a commanding victory over Daniil Medvedev. Alcaraz now sets his sights on the Miami Open, vowing to maintain the outstanding form he displayed throughout the Californian tournament.
The young tennis prodigy's journey to his first Indian Wells title was nothing short of exceptional, as he claimed victory in each of his six matches without dropping a set. This impressive feat has catapulted Alcaraz back to World No. 1 in the ATP Rankings, and he shows no signs of slowing down.
"It means a lot to me. To recover the No. 1 [ranking] is crazy for me. But especially to lift the trophy here for me means a lot... I love this tournament. I really enjoy my time here and of course I felt the love from the people from day one. For me, it's amazing to complete these 10 days like this."
Despite only lifting the trophy, Alcaraz already has to focus on the 2023 Miami Open. Last year, he won the title in Miami and that means, that if he wants to keep his World No. 1 spot ahead of Novak Djokovic, he has to defend the title and complete the Sunshine Double as his fellow World No. 1 from the WTA Tour, Iga Swiatek, did last year.
"Of course winning a tournament, it gives you a lot of confidence [entering Miami]. I'm playing great. Of course today, the conditions today were pretty tough. Of course Daniil didn't play at his best, obviously. All I can say is I'm really happy with my performance, the way that I [was] playing this tournament. I'm looking forward to playing this level in Miami as well."