Spanish Carlos Alcaraz and Paula Badosa Indian Wells got off to a strong start this Saturday, on a day that also marked victories from Poland’s Iga Swiatek, the top-ranked WTA player, Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and Italy’s Jannik Sinner, among other favourites. .
In his comeback after the hamstring injury that cost him the final in Rio, top seed Alcaraz won in the California desert. 6-3, 6-3 to Australian Tanasi Kokkinakis. Mourcien, winner of the US Open and the Thousand Masters in Miami and Madrid last year, has started a bright tournament that could return him to number one in the world rankings.
To achieve this, Alcaraz, last year’s semi-finalists, needs to be crowned champion. It’s my first favorite in indian wells for Serbian Novak Djokovic fallsWho was unable to enter the United States due to his refusal to be vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
Alcaraz will face in Third round Dutch Talon GrikspoorThe world number 36, who knocked out Argentine Guido Bella on Saturday in two sets, settled in a tiebreaker. On the horizon, Murcian has a date against a British veteran like Andy Murray or young talent Jack Draper.
Paula Badosa wins the national duel against Parisas
A good start also for Padosa, the champion of this tournament in 2021, who won it 6-2, 7-5 to compatriot Nuria Parisas. in the next round, Badusa will face Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina, who has a positive tally of four wins in five matches. Spanish tennis lost, on Saturday, Pablo Carreno, who withdrew from the tournament before his match against Andy Murray, and Pedro Martinez, who could not beat Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (7-6 (5), 6-4).