WIMBLEDON 2024 | Alcaraz and Medvedev face to face: the Murcian dominates 4-2 in his direct duels against the Russian

Triple 6-3. That was the result of the last duel between Alcaraz and Medvedev at Wimbledon. Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil caught up with the Russian tennis player One of his best versions on the grass of London: He imposed his game from start to finish, he dominated all aspects of the game, he gave his body and soul to delight all the fans present there and he masterfully and decisively subdued Daniil, who could do absolutely nothing to stop the attacks of the cyclone called Carlitos.

The battle cry with which Alcaraz began his comeback towards the Wimbledon semi-finals

The beginning of this great rivalry, however, had a very different result from those that have occurred during the last confrontations between both protagonists. Precisely, in this same scenario, in 2021, Medvedev struck the first blow and tipped the balance in his favor after eliminating Alcaraz in the second round with a resounding 6-4, 6-1 and 6-2. This defeat would allow Carlos to learn from his mistakes, as Juan Carlos Ferrero has indicated in the preview of the match against the Russian, with a view to the future and to study his rival in a more exhaustive way in order to try not to make certain mistakes that are paid for very dearly against rivals of the caliber of Medvedev.

Thanks to that, Two consecutive victories would come in favor of the Murcian: in the final of the Indian Wells Masters 1,000 2023 (6-3 and 6-2) and the already mentioned one at Wimbledon 2023, which also allowed him to meet Novak Djokovic in the grand final and beat, at that time, the current champion of the London tournament, in a match that will be written in the history books of this sport for the moment, the duration, the good level of play and for being the Alcaraz’s first ‘major’ on the grass of the All England Club.

After stringing together two consecutive victories against Daniil, the Moscow-born player seems to have discovered the magic potion to beat Carlitos again in a major tournament. The player from El Palmar arrived at the US Open as the reigning champion and everything indicated that, in the semi-finals of the same, he would arrive as the top favourite for the duel against Medvedev. However, The Russian brought out his best version and knocked the Spaniard off the court after winning a resounding 7-6, 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3also driving away all the bad ghosts that haunted his mind: he was on the court throughout the entire match, he moved the Murcian from side to side, he executed the machinery perfectly and took advantage of every point and circumstance to end up eliminating a weakened Alcaraz.

The last recorded duel between the two tennis players in 2023 took place at the ATP Finals, the famous ‘masters tournament’. In this scenario, they faced each other on the indoor court in Turin and The result again turned 180 degrees compared to the one experienced on the American courts. Carlitos, after a very tough match with high technical and mental demands, managed to beat Daniil by double 6-4 and ensured his presence in the final phase of the tournament. However, he was destroyed in the semi-finals by Novak, who ended up winning his seventh title of this caliber.

Carlos Alcaraz at Wimbledon

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Finally, in 2024, Alcaraz and Medvedev have faced each other in Indian Wells. The Murcian defeated Daniil again in the final in the Californian desert (7-5 ​​and 6-1) and won his second consecutive title at these facilities. The semi-final at Wimbledon, although it may seem strange for players of such stature, will be the second duel between both tennis players this season and will decide whether Carlitos can opt -or not- to defend his title in the Cathedral of world tennis.

This is how Medvedev defeated Sinner to reach his second Wimbledon semi-final

 
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