What was experienced on court 1 of the Masters 1000 in Paris is probably the beginning of one of the most passionate duels that tennis can offer in a few years: Jannik Sinner – Carlos Alcaraz.
Two promising youngsters who are stomping on the circuit and fighting side by side with the greatest.
Although there was already a duel between them in mid-2019 on the circuit Challenger, this was the first level ATP. In this opportunity, the victory was on the Spanish side by 7-6 (1) and 7-5, but the applause and ovation took it both.
However, it did not all end there. In a press conference, both tennis players analyzed the meeting and distributed praise: “I think we are different as tennis players, but there is something we have in common, how much and hard we work. We are both humble and we have a great team. We stay very focused on what we need to do to improve. Today was not my day, but I hope we can play more games tomorrow“, commented the Italian after the defeat.
For his part, the 18-year-old Spaniard showed great respect and admiration for the native of San Candido: “Sinner has won 4 ATP tournaments this year, is number 9 in the world and came here on the run for Turin; I am still learning. I’m happy with how I played and in a couple of years I hope to be where he is now“.
With this defeat, Sinner have to wait for the results of Hurkacz, Ruud and Norrie to know what your future will hold in the ATP Finals. However, there is a horizon that shines on the way for the Italian: “What will I do next week? It depends on the results of the others. I hope to go to Stockholm, but if they cut me from the race I could also go to Milan for the Next Gen ATP Finals“.
Focused and down-to-earth, plenty to give tennis in the future.