Jannik Sinner doesn’t hide about rivalry with Carlos Alcaraz

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Jannik Sinner doesn’t mince words about Carlos Alcaraz

Just back from his resounding success at the Miami Masters 1000 but already with his mind set on Monte Carlo, where he will make his season debut on clay, Jannik Sinner è aware that he can renew his rivalry in the Principality with the other talent that has exploded in recent years, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz. From the columns of 'La Gazzetta dello Sport', Sinner è expressed himself bluntly about his friend-rival.

Sinner and Alcaraz, between esteem and sports rivalry

"With him we hold each other in high esteem, we get along well because we are similar, simple people who deeply love what they do. On the court, forò, on the other side of the net both he and I see an opponent" said the South Tyrolean talking about Alcaraz, an opponent he has met 8 times in the ATP circuit, with an even record (4-4).

In Monte Carlo a crossover between the two is not ruled out: Sinner will be the No. 2 seed, Alcaraz will be No. 3 instead, just like in the world rankings: "We are proceeding step by step,” said the athlete from San Candido. The land è always particular, last year I was not in a good shape but this year I come to it in a completely different way, I am curious to see how it will go ".

In 2023 Sinner will get to the semifinals in Monte Carlo

Last year, in Monte Carlo, Jannik Sinner reached the semifinals, beating one after another Diego Schwartzman (due to the withdrawal of the Schwartzman;Argentine at 6-0, 3-1), Hubert Hurkacz in three sets and Lorenzo Musetti in two fractions, before surrendering to Holger Rune in the semifinals (1-6, 7-5, 7-5 the partials that rewarded the Dane, who was later defeated in the final act by Rublev). Alcaraz, on the other hand, did not participate, due to physical problems.

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