Tennis: BNP Paribas Open

Mar 19, 2023; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) with the championship trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev (RUS) in the men’s final of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz of Spain is headed back to the top of world rankings as well after a straight-sets win over fifth-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia on Sunday in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.

The 6-3, 6-2 victory came in 71 minutes in what was just the second meeting between the two. Medvedev won their 2021 matchup at Wimbledon in straight sets.

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