Sinner and Alcaraz train together at the Ferrero Tennis Academy

The two young tennis players will face each other today in a match without media coverage and without fans

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Sinner and Alcaraz train together at the Ferrero Tennis Academy
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The new upcoming tennis season is upon us and Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz will have to confirm all the good results obtained in 2023. The Italians and the Spaniard have decided to train together for a few days, before reaching Australia.

The two young tennis players met at the Ferrero Tennis Academy in Villena, a center owned by coach Juan Carlos Ferrero. Carlitos and Jannik will play an exhibition next Friday, but for fans it will not be possible to enjoy their match because it will be played behind closed doors and without media coverage.

The young Spaniard will challenge Novak Djokovic at the Riyadh Season Tennis Cup exhibition match, on December 27 in Saudi Arabia. The Italian, on the other hand, will start a new program, based more on physical preparation.

Furthermore, like Carlitos, compared to previous seasons, he will not take part in any official event before the Australian Open. Sinner will only participate in the Kooyong Classic, a well-known exhibition tournament. Alcaraz will not play any official tournaments before the 2024 Australian Open.

We recall in the head-to-head, Sinner is ahead 4-3 thanks to the last two successes obtained respectively at the ATP Masters 1000 in Miami and at the ATP 500 tournament in Beijing.

And Carlitos shares his schedule for the first months of the upcoming season

Alcaraz has shared officially what his schedule will be in the coming months.

Before the Melbourne Slam, the Spaniard chose not to take to the court in a 250 preparation tournament. Following the season in Australia, Carlitos will take a break before leaving for South America. Like last year, he will participate in the 250 in Buenos Aires and the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro.

Both tournaments will be played in February. The athlete followed by coach Juan Carlos Ferrero will then play the two ATP Masters 1000s on the US hard-courts: Indian Wells and Miami.