In the third round of the Indian Wells Masters, Carlos Alcaraz faced off against Tallon Greekspur, No. 36 in the ATP. To be honest, we thought the Spaniard’s victory would be a little easier, but in the first set the tennis players played a tie-break, which the Pyrenean won 7:4. The second set turned out to be much shorter, because it lasted 42 minutes, and was won by Alcaraz 6:3. Carlos stats against Greekspur: 0/3 aces/doubles, 75%/68 first serve, 28%/48% return points, 13/6 winners/executors. Recall that the Masters in Indian Wells for Carlos is the first difficult tournament in 2023, before which the Spaniard played two tournaments on clay in South America.

We haven’t seen Draper since the Australian Open, where the Briton lost in the first round to Rafa Nadal in 4 sets. Despite a long break of almost three months, Draper is very much alive, having played three matches and has not lost a single set so far in the tournament, eliminating the Swiss Riedel and his compatriots Evans and Murray from the draw. It turns out that at Indian Wells, Jack won something like the British Tennis Championships away. The match against Murray lasted over two hours, with the first set ending in a tie-break in which Draper won 8-6. In game two, Murray only managed to win two games. Draper stats per game: 8/1 aces/doubles, 73%/68 first serve points, 32%/53% return points, 31/12 winners/executors.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Carlos Alcaraz 2 10 9 1
Jack Draper 56 10 7 3