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Jannik Sinner Talks About Rivalry With Carlos Alcaraz

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The budding rivalry in tennis between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, with the latter keen on maintaining the competitive momentum, represents one of the sport’s newest matchups.

Sinner and Alcaraz stand out as among the most talented young talents on the ATP Tour. Their abilities are notably comparable, yet their playing styles exhibit distinct differences. The foundation of their rivalry is a mutual respect and admiration, underscored by their exceptional tennis capabilities.

Darren Cahill, Sinner’s coach, anticipates a future filled with more captivating matches between the two, a sentiment echoed by Novak Djokovic, who highlighted them as leaders of the sport’s next era.

For Sinner, the rivalry is particularly enjoyable due to the dynamic nature of their contests. The advantage swings between Alcaraz and Sinner, maintaining the excitement and unpredictability.

This competition is characterized by its balance, with both players adept across various surfaces. Sinner views each encounter as an opportunity to identify areas for personal enhancement, as he mentioned before the 2024 Miami Open.

“I enjoy it [the rivalry], hopefully it has just started. He has a lot of emotions, he shows a really good fighting spirit. Everyone is different, I am not showing so many emotions on the court, but it works as well for my side,” Sinner said, according to Tennis Infintiy.

Their latest encounter took place at Indian Wells, with Alcaraz coming out on top. Last year, they faced off in both Indian Wells and Miami, raising the possibility of another showdown this year. While Sinner triumphed over Alcaraz at the Miami Open, he fell short in the final to Daniil Medvedev.

“I’m very happy always when I face him and it gives me a chance to see a new perspectives for what I have to work on. Last year I lost against him also in the semi-finals there. I just try to be ready and hopefully I can do also this year the same,” he said.

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