While everyone was busy looking at Carlos Alcaraz, another young player swooped in and made his way to the quarterfinal. 20-year-old Jannik Sinner beat Alcaraz in four sets to set up a clash with Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinal.
During the post-match press conference, Alcaraz opened up about his experience on grass and felt confident about his game even after losing the match. He said, “I felt really good here at Wimbledon playing on grass. I got a lot of experience playing on grass.”
Alcaraz went on to predict that he would eventually improve his game on the surface and become a great player of grass in the future. Moreover, the Spaniard said, “Now I’m thinking that I could be a great player on grass. Next year I hope to play some tournaments before Wimbledon to adapt my game to get more used to playing here.”
Alcaraz had a tough time competing against Sinner who was at the top of his game against the 19-year-old. He won the match in four sets and never looked in trouble against Alcaraz. Sinner ultimately won the match 6-1, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.
Carlos Alcaraz hoping to share a great rivalry with Jannik Sinner in future
Both Alcaraz and Sinner are young tennis prodigies who have the potential to become the next big names in tennis after Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. Till now, Alcaraz and Sinner have faced each other two times with both winning one match each.
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Alcaraz said, “I’m going to try to be one of the best tennis players in the world for many years. Obviously Jannik is one of the best tennis players in the world as well. For sure he’s going to be in the top for many years.” Furthermore, if the two continue to play in this manner, they may become the biggest rivals in the future.
Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz showed on Sunday that men’s tennis will be in good hands when the ‘Big Three’ finally step aside and the young guns hoped their thrilling fourth-round clash at Wimbledon marks the start of a Grand Slam rivalry. https://t.co/CJ5dSgfMTA
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The young Spaniard is hoping to share a good rivalry with Sinner in the future. He said, “I hope to have a good rivalry with him. We hope to fight for the best tournaments in the world and the best moments in the world together.” If Sinner continues to play in this fashion, he has a good chance against Djokovic in the quarterfinal.