Indian Wells Semi-Final Lineup Set

Indian Wells Semi-Final Lineup Set

The final four lineup at Indian Wells is set and looks likely to produce some intriguing matchups, with all four players chasing personal records such as returning to number one, winning four in a row that tournament, or getting the maidan Masters 1000 title.

In the quarter-finals on Wednesday, Daniil Medvedev extended his match winning streak to 22 by comfortably beating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 before Frances Tiafoe upset the 2021 champion Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4.

On Thursday, Carlos Alcaraz continued his quest to regain the world number one spot by defeating Auger-Aliassime. Jannik Sinner defeated defending champion Taylor Fritz in three sets.

You can see the round of sixteen and quarter-final results below.

Indians Wells 2023 Round of 16 Results

Winner Defeat Scoreline
Carlos Alcaraz (1) Jack Draper 6-2, 2-0 (RET)
Taylor Fritz (4) Marton Fucsovics 6-4, 6-3
Daniel Medvedev (5) Alexander Zverev (12) 6-7(5), 76(5), 7-5
Cameron Norrie (10) Andrey Rublev (6) 6-2, 6-4
Felix Auger-Aliassime (8) Tommy Paul (17) 3-6. 6-3. 7-6(6)
Jannik Sinner (11) Stan Wawrinka (PR) 6-1, 6-4
Frances Tiafoe (14) Alejandro Tabilo(Q) 6-4, 6-4
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (23) Cristian Garin (Q) 6-3, 6-4

Indians Wells 2023 Quater Final Results

Winner Defeat Scoreline
Carlos Alcaraz (1) Felix Auger-Aliassime (8) 6-4, 6-4
Jannik Sinner (11) Taylor Fritz (4) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Daniel Medvedev (5) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (23) 6-3, 7-5
Frances Tiafoe (14) Cameron Norrie (10) 6-4, 6-4

Draper Retires With Stomach Injury

draper damage

The fourth round match I was waiting for ended in a damp squib as Jack Draper had to retire against Carlos Alcaraz early in the second set.

In Basel last year, the pair had a quality encounter, but this one didn’t really get going as Alcaraz fell in the first game, and apart from some flashy forehands from Draper, it was an easy victory for the Spaniard , who returned. to world number one if he wins Indian Wells.

Medvedev Hits a Smash Off a Smash

medvedev failed

Daniil Medvedev may hate the courts at Indian Wells, but that hasn’t stopped him from hitting some incredible shots in the desert.

His latest came against Zverev in the fourth round, where he made a smash out of a smash, somewhat reminiscent of Federer against Roddick in Basel many months ago. Although not too challenging to execute.

Tiafoe makes Maidan Masters 1000 Semi-Final

tiafoe indian wells 2023

Quiet isn’t a word you’d associate with Frances Tiafoe, but she’s been under the radar so far in Indian Wells, progressing to the last four with minimal fuss and without dropping a set.

However, he heads into his match against Medvedev with a 0-4 H2H ​​deficit and will need to find something extra against the man who has won three straight titles.

Frances is a very pumped-up, fiery player, so she can beat anyone on a good day. I am sure he will beat Novak, Rafa. He actually beat Rafa at the US Open, which was huge. I definitely have to try my best to keep this head-to-head at zero. That’s not easy and I just have to show my best tennis and try to beat a very good opponent. Medvedev in facing Tiafoe

Alcaraz dominated

Alcaraz sinner

Carlos Alcaraz continued his fine run in Palm Springs with a dominant straight-sets victory over Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Both players had strong games and traded big blows from the baseline, but Alcaraz was the better of the two at the business end of each set, making more returns when needed and winning more than double the count. of return points.

Sinner Sinks Fritz’s Defense Title Hopes

sinful fritz

Jannik Sinner ended Taylor Fritz’s hopes of defending his title with a brutal smash that knocked the racket out of the American’s hand.

Sinner’s groundstrokes are lethal even on the sluggish Indian Wells court, and his forehand generates effortless speed and spin.

If the Italian can keep the error count down, which is not easy to do when he tries to play hyper-aggressively, then he will be a handful for Alcaraz, as we saw in their marathon US Open quarter-final last year.

Indian Wells 2023 Semi-Final Lineup

  • Carlos Alcaraz (1) vs Jannik Sinner (11)
  • Daniil Medvedev (5) vs Frances Tiafoe (14)

The four best players of the two weeks are in the semi-finals, and I hope for the Alcaraz vs Medvedev final. What do you think will happen? Let me know in the comments.