Indian Wells 2024 Day 5 Recap: Alcaraz and Sinner Sweep into Final 16

Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner maintained their semi-final collision course on the 2024 BNP Paribas Open as each males made serene progress into the fourth spherical on the Tennis Gardens.

First to progress was Carlos Alcaraz, who outclassed Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-2, 6-3 earlier than Jannik Sinner joined him with a cushty 6-3 6-4 win in opposition to Jan-Lennard Struff.

Different seeds to progress included Sascha Zverev, Alex de Minaur and Stefanos Tstisipas, who all gained by in straight units.

Nonetheless, Jiri Lehecka dispatched fifth seed Andrey Rublev, who made an earlier-than-predicted exit. The total outcomes from day 5 in Indian Wells are under.

Day 5 2024 BNP Paribas Open Spherical of 32 Outcomes

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Winner Loser Scoreline
Carlos Alcaraz (2) Felix Auger-Aliassime (31) 6-2 6-3
Jannik Sinner (3) Jan-Lennard Struff (25) 6-3 6-4
Jiri Lehecka (32) Andrey Rublev (5) 6-4 6-4
Alexander Zverev (6) Tallon Griekspoor (28) 7-6(7) 6-3
Alex de Minaur (10) Alexander Bublik (20) 7-5 6-0
Stefanos Tsitsipas (11) Frances Tiafoe (17) 6-3 6-3
Ben Shelton (16) Francisco Cerundolo (22) 7-6(5) 3-6 7-6(5)
Fabian Marozsan Thiago Seyboth Wild (Q) 6-2 6-2

Alcaraz Dominates Aliassime

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Carlos Alcaraz made a repeat of final 12 months in Indian Wells as he proved too sturdy for Felix Auger-Aliassime with a 6-2, 6-3 win.

The Canadian, as soon as billed because the inheritor to Roger Federer’s throne on the high of males’s tennis, given their shared birthday, was outclassed by the defending champion. He solely gained 54% behind his first serve.

Alcaraz peeled off seven straight video games from 1-2 within the first set. As soon as he had the lead, his tennis was free-flowing and by no means in peril of being damaged en path to the win. 

Alcaraz will subsequent face Fabian Marozsan, who shocked him final 12 months on the Rome Masters.

I feel he didn’t get that many factors along with his serves. I feel he lives along with his serve. I put virtually each return in, enjoying the purpose. I felt that I used to be higher than him from the baseline. I put some good factors on the courtroom, and I feel it went nicely. I performed aggressively with fewer errors. I feel it was virtually an ideal match for me. Alcaraz on his win over Auger-Aliassime.

Sinner Extends Profitable Streak

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Jannik Sinner made mild work of Jan-Lennard Struff of their first assembly, cruising to a 6-3, 6-4 victory and lengthening his successful streak to 17 matches.

Whereas the 2 had practised collectively in Monte Carlo, they’d by no means met on tour, and the Italian dominated all through. He countered Struff’s aggressions with loads of his personal and was superior in all areas, together with the serve.

Sinner will face Ben Shelton within the spherical of sixteen after the American got here by a tough three-setter in opposition to Francisco Cerundolo.

I attempted to take some confidence and clearly tried to serve very nicely beneath strain, which I did very nicely in the present day. I knew that he’s a giant server and going for pictures, so I attempted to remain as aggressive as he was. Sinner on going through Struff for the primary time.

Tsitsipas Makes Fourth Spherical

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It was the primary top-20 win of the season for Tsitipas as he took out Frances Tiafoe 6-3 6-3 in a single hour and 18 minutes.

Tsitsipas has just lately fallen out of the highest 10 for the primary time since 2019 and hasn’t fairly been capable of finding his finest tennis, however he was in positive type in opposition to the patchy Tiafoe, continually placing him on the defence due to his heavy forehand and having one among his finest returning days in current reminiscence.

It’s a part of the entire expertise being outdoors of the highest 10. That’s what you subscribe to, not being inside these high-ranked guys. That’s what comes with it. After all, I’m ready for it, for any circumstance, and any new opening or something totally different that may happen in my profession, I simply try to face it nearly as good as I can and take care of it day by day. Tsitsipas on his drop in type.

Different Matches of Observe

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  • Shelton Cracks Cerundolo: Two clutch tie breaks from the big-serving lefty as he noticed off Cerundolo 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(5).
  • Lehecka Rallies Previous Rublev: The Czech avenged final 12 months’s defeat in Indian Wells to the fifth seed Rublev with a 6-4, 6-4 win in 73 minutes.
  • Zverev Grooves Previous Griekspoor: Sascha saved two set factors within the first tiebreak as he noticed off Tallon Griekspoor 7-6(7), 6-3. He’ll face Alex de Minaur subsequent, who routinely defeated Sascha Bublik.

Indian Wells Day 6 Spherical of 32 Matches

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  • Lorenzo Musetti (26) vs Holger Rune (7)
  • Cameron Norrie (28) vs Gael Monfils
  • Tommy Paul (17) vs Ugo Humbert (14)
  • Casper Ruud (9) vs Arthur Fils
  • Taylor Fritz (12) vs Sebastian Baez (19)
  • Adrian Mannarino (21) vs Grigor Dimitrov (13)
  • Novak Djokovic (1) vs Luca Nardi
  • Daniil Medvedev (4) vs Sebastian Korda (29)

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