Alcaraz signs his 100th ATP victory in Indian Wells
Carlos Alcaraz was able to savor a victory with a particular taste on Monday evening, in Indian Wells. The 19-year-old Spaniard won his 100th match on the ATP Tour by dominating Tallon Griekspoor to secure his qualification for the round of 16. He only needed 132 matches to reach that total. Only John McEnroe, among the players having once been world number one, needed fewer meetings (131) than him to reach this bar.
A figure that recalls the spectacular trajectory of the protege of Juan Carlos Ferrero, already winner of a Grand Slam (US Open 2022) and the youngest player to have climbed to the throne of the ATP in the wake of his title in New York. “I am very proud to have won my 100th victory on the circuit. I saw that I was the second player in history with the fewest matches to be able to get 100 wins”commented the player at a press conference.
This bar of 100 is about the only thing that should be remembered from this meeting where Alcaraz appeared less twirling compared to its entry into the running. The Dutchman stood up to him for a long time before the Spaniard definitely took the lead at the end of the second set. He will face Jack Draper, who beat Andy Murray in the 100% British duel, for a place in the quarterfinals.