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Tennis: BNP Paribas Open 2023: Carlos Alcaraz wins Singles Title & Reclaimed world No 1 ranking

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Carlos Alcaraz routs Daniil MedvedevCarlos Alcaraz (19 years old) of Spain defeated Daniil Medvedev (27 years old)of Russia by 6-3 6-2 to win the Men’s Singles title at BNP Paribas Open 2023(also known as Indian Wells Masters). He regained the World’s No 1 rank in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings that he lost to Novak Djokovic (Serbia) in January 2023.

  • BNP Paribas Open 2023 was held from 8th to 19th March 2023 in Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, California, United States of America(USA)
  • This marks Carlos’s maiden BNP Paribas Open title and his 3rd Masters 1000 title.
  • He joined Rafael Nadal of Spain as the player to win at least three Masters titles as a teenager. Nadal won 6 Masters titles before turning 20.
  • The champion in Indian Wells will get USD 1,262,220 in both ATP & WTA tournament

About Carlos Alcaraz:

i.Carlos Alcaraz has won 8 ATP Tour-level singles titles, including the 2022 US Open and 3 Masters 1000 titles.

ii.In December 2022, he became the youngest year-end No 1 in the history of ATP computerized rankings.

iii.He made his ATP debut in February 2020 at the age of 16 at the Rio Open held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

iv.With his win, the 19-year-old becomes the youngest men’s singles champion and firstteenager to win Indian Wells since Boris Becker (Germany) in 1987.

Rohan Bopanna & Matthew Ebden wins Men’s Doubles at BNP Paribas Open 2023

43-year-old Rohan Bopanna of India and Matthew Ebden (35 years old) of Australia defeated World No.1 Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Neal Skupski of the United Kingdom(UK) to win the Men’s Doubles title at BNP Paribas Open 2023.

  • This marks their 1st Masters 1000 title as a team and their 2nd title in their first season as a pairing.

With this victory, 43-year-old Rohan Bopanna surpassed his former partner Daniel Nestor of Canada and became the oldest ATP masters 1000 champion. 

  • Daniel Nestor won the 2015 Cincinnati doubles at the age of 42.

Key Points: 

i.This marks Bopanna’s 10th ATP Masters 1000 finals and he now has 24 tour-level trophies. Bopanna, a former World No. 3, is now ranked No. 11 in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Rankings

ii.For Ebden, this is his 9th tour-level title and first ATP Masters 1000 level title.

  • He is now ranked 18th on the ATP Live Doubles Rankings.

iii.This pair reached 3 finals in 2023 and they were runner-ups at ABN AMRO Open Rotterdam, Netherlands and champions at Qatar Open 2023.

Winners & Runners of  BNP Paribas Open 2023:

Category WinnersRunners
Men’s SinglesCarlos Alcaraz (Spain)Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
Men’s DoublesRohan Bopanna (India) and Matthew Ebden (Australia)Wesley Koolhof (Netherlands) and Neal Skupski (UK)
Women’s SinglesElena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)
Women’s DoublesBarbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková (Czech Republic)Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil) and Laura Siegemund (Germany)

About BNP Paribas Open: 

The BNP Paribas Open, the 1st of nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, showcases the best men’s and women’s players at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

  • Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is the 2nd-largest tennis stadium in the world.

The inaugural edition of the event was held in 1974 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

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Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus won the women’s singles title at AO 2023, her first major singles title, by defeating Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan by 4–6, 6–3, 6–4.