First you have to know how to suffer, the saying goes. It took almost three hours Carlos Alcaraz to win 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2) and 7-5 over local Pierre Hugues Herbert in the Masters 1000 in Paris.
And now it will be the turn of enjoyment. Because your next stopover will be nothing more and nothing less than Jannik Sinner, new Top Ten of the ATP. First time face to face of two Next Gen that they paint to animate the next decade of the circuit.
Although it was only his second victory in a Masters 1000 final draw in his career, the Spaniard is adding important matches and, for the Italian, it will be his absolute premiere since it is among the 10 best in the world.
In addition, for Alcaraz it is only the fifth tournament in this category after Miami, Madrid, Cincinnati and Indian Wells.