TennisSection previews the 2023 Indian Wells semifinal match featuring Carlos Alcaraz vs Jannik Sinner on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Jannik Sinner Match Preview
Two of the ATP’s brightest talents are on a collision course in a blockbuster semifinal match at the Indian Wells Masters. Will it be Carlos Alcaraz who enjoys another win over Jannik Sinner on U.S. soil? Or will Italy’s new No. 1 find success over the Spaniard?
Carlos Alcaraz has played like the great champion he is at the 2023 Indian Wells Masters despite a huge cloud surrounding his fitness coming to the tournament. Thankfully for Alcaraz, his injury torment is behind him and he has conjured up some breathtaking tennis this fortnight, using his agility and court craft to sweep his opponents off the court. Thursday’s straight-sets dismissal over Felix Auger-Aliassime served notice that he has got his bit between his teeth on that No. 1 ranking. Could Jannik Sinner halt his momentum?
Jannik Sinner has been equally impressive at the 2023 Indian Wells Masters. The 21-year-old defeated reigning champion Taylor Fritz in three sets – the only set he has dropped during the two weeks in California – for his 16th win of the season. He is currently 11th in the live rankings and a top-10 spot is within reach, with Sinner just 50 points away. Can he deal Alcaraz a major setback in his quest to reclaim the No. 1 ranking?
Carlos Alcaraz vs Jannik Sinner Prediction and Pick
Carlos Alcaraz leads Jannik Sinner 3-2 in their head-to-head. Alcaraz won their last heavyweight meeting at the 2022 US Open in a five-set thriller en route to his first Grand Slam title. Just like that match, Saturday’s clash will likely be packed with drama, intensity, and a myriad of edge-of-seat moments. These two are the titans of men’s tennis for the foreseeable future and the two players who have emerged with serious high-stakes match pedigree and consistency. Alcaraz can push his body to limits that not a sentient being can fathom. Sinner, for his part, remains one of the finest ball strikers in the game. Alcaraz’s defense can be near impregnable, but if Sinner will turn up the temperature as he did against Fritz, he might just break down the Spaniard.
Free Tennis Prediction and Pick: Jannik Sinner in 3 sets (+400)
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