Rivalry renewed! Carlos Alcaraz retakes series lead over Jannik Sinner after claiming Indian Wells semifinal

Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner added another chapter to their budding rivalry when they clashed in the semifinals of 2023 Indian Wells. The Spaniard ultimately emerged victorious to regain the lead in their head-to-head series. A look at their history together:

[Alcaraz Leads 1-0]

2021 Rolex Paris Masters

In their first clash on the ATP Tour, Alcaraz knocked out the No. 8-seeded Sinner, 7-6 (1), 7-5, to reach the third round.

[Sinner Evens For 1-1]

2022 Wimbledon

Alcaraz had moved ahead in the rankings with a superb spring surge, but it was the Italian who stepped up to the plate with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-3 victory in the round of 16.

[Sinner Leads 2-1]

2022 Umag

The top two seeds at this ATP 250 on clay, Sinner ran away to clinch the title by prevailing, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-1.

[Alcaraz Evens For 2-2]

2022 US Open

In what some considered to be the showdown of the season, Alcaraz saved a match point before surviving, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-7 (0), 7-5, 6-3, after five hours and 15 minutes at 2:50 a.m.—the latest finish in event history.

[Alcaraz Leads 3-2]

2023 Indian Wells

Erasing a set point, the top seed moved into his first BNP Paribas Open final by easing past Sinner, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Did You Know?

Alcaraz and Sinner first crossed paths on the ATP Challenger Tour at the 2019 JC Ferrero Challenger Open of all places.

Maximizing a home-court advantage, a 15-year-old Alcaraz edged the 17-year-old Sinner, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, to claim the all-wild card meeting in the opening round.