Jannik Sinner surprised most of all Carlos Alcaraz

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The words of Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz spoke to Gazzetta dello Sport about the curious statistic that this year of the seven defeats he has strung together, four have come against Italian tennis players.

“First Berrettini, then Musetti and twice Sinner. They are all very strong players with completely different characteristics. They really gave me a hard time, although in some cases I missed the victory by some small detail. Sinner is definitely the one who surprised me the most. Against Berrettini I knew what I was up against, I knew his style, with Musetti the same. However, Jannik surprised me: for the way he stands on the court and for the level of aggressiveness he manages to express in every exchange. On the court we battle each other but off the court we are all friends.”

“How close do I feel to winning a Slam? Pretty close since I have reached the quarters. So far I’ve lacked something. maybe some experience in matches 3 out of 5 sets, but I’m not far from getting there. I don’t have a preference on which one to win first–I don’t feel like I should be picky about Slam titles.”

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