Indian Wells: Carlos Alcaraz beats Daniil Medvedev in final to return to world number one

Carlos Alcaraz breezed past Daniil Medvedev to win the Indian Wells title and return to world number one.

Spaniard Alcaraz, 19, needed only one hour 11 minutes to seal a 6-3 6-2 win that took him above Novak Djokovic at the top of the ATP rankings.

It is the US Open champion's third career Masters 1,000 title.

"It feels amazing to lift the trophy here, to recover the number one. I would say this has been the perfect tournament," Alcaraz said.

Djokovic was forced to withdraw from the tournament in California because he was unable to enter the United States because he is not vaccinated against Covid-19.