Carlos Alcaraz beaten by Jannik Sinner in Miami Open semi-finals and will drop globe No 1 ranking to Novak Djokovic on Monday Sinner avenges defeat to Alcaraz in Indian Wells and will now meet Daniil Medvedev in final Medvedev beats fellow Russian Karen Khachanov
12:04, UK, Saturday 01 April 2023
Novak Djokovic will return to the major of the globe rankings on Monday soon after existing globe No 1 Carlos Alcaraz lost to Jannik Sinner in the semi-finals of the Miami Open.
Alcaraz was beaten six-7 six-four six-two by Sinner, the man he had defeated in the semi-finals at Indian Wells final month en route to winning that occasion in California and topping the rankings.
Sinner will now face Daniil Medvedev, with the latter becoming the initially player considering the fact that Ivan Lendl in 1981 to attain a fifth consecutive ATP final soon after overcoming fellow Russian Karen Khachanov 7-six three-six six-three.
Alcaraz told reporters: “I really feel a thing various about the crowd when I play against Jannik. I believe about the globe is most likely all the men and women watching this match due to the fact I believe it is genuinely stunning to watch.”
The Spaniard required to effectively defend his Miami Open title to keep ahead of Djokovic, who has missed the American swing due to his vaccination status.
Alcaraz added: “I do not believe about that I lost the quantity one particular, I lost the Sunshine Double.
“Of course, it is a shame, but I believe I am going to have additional years to attempt to get it (win Indian Wells and Miami back to back). But all I can believe about is to strengthen my level to beat Jannik.”
Djokovic has not played tennis in the United States considering the fact that 2021 but will be capable to function at the US Open in August and September – reside on Sky Sports – soon after the Senate voted to finish Covid-19 measures.
The 35-year-old had applied for specific permission to play at Indian Wells and Miami this year but that was rejected by officials.