Indian Wells, California. , Carlos Alcaraz Defeated Talon Grixpur 7-6(4), 6-3 on Monday at the BNP Paribas Open with the defending champion taylor fritz In the fourth round.
Former NBA players Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash sat front row to watch Alcaraz advance through the Southern California desert, where he was a semifinalist the year before. The 19-year-old Spanish player can return to the world No. 1 ranking by winning the title here.
Fourth seed Fritz routed Sebastian Baez 6-1, 6-2. Fritz won 88% of his first-serve points against 30th-seeded Baez of Argentina, serving four aces.
Fritz said, “I’m trying to take it like any other tournament, but it’s tough knowing I’m defending a title.” “I miss that constantly.”
Andy Murray‘s run ended with a 7-6(6), 6-2 defeat to the 21-year-old jack draper,
Draper said, “I’ve seen Andy since I was very young.” “I saw him win Wimbledon for the first time in 2013 and then I have had the opportunity to know him and practice with him often since 2019. He is a truly special person, a great champion and a great human being, and it It is a privilege to play against him on this court.”
Murray has not won three consecutive matches in a Masters 1000 event since winning the title in Paris in 2016.
was also progressing stan wawrinkawho beat the number 7 seed holger rune, 2-6, 7-6(5), 7-5. American tommy paul defeated the ninth seed Hubert Hurkaz4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Roon saved a match point and came back from 2–5 down to win the second set tiebreaker. But Wawrinka came back in the third to send his 19-year-old rival packing.
Wawrinka said, ‘The last 45 minutes were difficult. “I was in control of the match and was playing well. I was putting too much pressure – I should have won the match a long time ago.”
Wawrinka reached the fourth round at Indian Wells for the first time since 2017, when he lost in the final. He will turn 38 next month.
Wawrinka said, ‘I have only known one way in my entire career. “To keep fighting, working, pushing myself and staying positive. I’m so happy with the win.”
number 8 felix auger-aliassim Upset bug and beat avoided francisco cerundolo7-5, 6-4.
In women’s action, topped inga swotek beat 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu6-3, 7-6 (1).
“I’m glad I got a chance to play under pressure a little bit more, and see how I deal with it,” Swiatek said on the court.
number 4 jabur lost to marka vondrosova7-6(5), 6-4, and No. 5 Caroline Garcia is over Leyla Fernandez6-4, 6-7(5), 6-1.
qualifier Varvara Gracheva knockout number 8 Daria Kasatkina6-4, 6-4.
Emma Reducanu2021 US Open champion, beat No. 13 Beatriz Haddad Maia6-1, 2-6, 6-4.
The final set lasted more than an hour, with Radukaanu breaking Haddad Maia’s serve to go up 4–3. Radukanu held the rest of the way and closed it out on his fourth match point. It was her biggest win over an opponent since her success at the US Open.
Next up for Redukanu is a fourth round match against Swiatek.
“I’m pretty sure I’ll be prepared tactically. My coaches are good with tactics, so I’m going to trust them,” Swiatek said. “I’m pretty sure I’m already in the groove, so hopefully I’ll get better with every match.”
number 10 Elena Rybakina Defeated defending champion and doubles partner Paula Badosa6-3, 7-5.