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Carlos Alcaraz Returns to No. 1 Following Epic Indian Wells Win

After briefly losing the no. 1 world ranking to Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz is back on top! The Spanish teen retained the top ranking after easily cruising past Daniil Medvedev to win the Indian Wells. Alcaraz was on top of his game against Medvedev in the Indian Wells final, and it only took him one hour and 11 minutes to come out victorious. He won 6-3 6-2 in two straight sets, becoming the youngest man to win the Indian Wells and Miami Open titles, a feat known as the “Sunshine Double”. Alcaraz’s latest win comes about two months since he lost the world no. 1 ranking after missing this year’s Australian Open due to a hamstring injury. He made a comeback at the Argentina Open and won his first tournament of the year after defeating Cameron Norrie. The win at the Indian Wells marks his third career Masters 1,000 title, and it comes shortly after he scored his 100th career win at this tournament. "I missed some tournaments I wanted to play, but I worked really hard with my team. I believe in myself and the work I'm doing right now and I'd say that's the most important thing. It means a lot to recover the number one ranking,” said Alcaraz post-match.