2022 saw the explosion in the circuit of the very young Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz. The talented Murciano has grown, week after week, and has reached a further step in the last few weeks. Alcaraz won the US Open at a very young age and thus became the youngest number one ever.
One of the matches that decided the Spaniard's race for the title was that of the match valid for the quarter-finals against the blue number one and our youngest talent Jannik Sinner. The talented South Tyrolean is facing a slower growth path than the Iberian phenomenon but has nevertheless had great satisfaction.
In New York Jannik was one step away from victory and Alcaraz canceled a match point in the fourth set, on Sinner's serve. From that moment things changed in the race and Alcaraz got the pass for the semifinal. The match in New York was the umpteenth of this season between the two young prodigies and both at Wimbledon and Umag it was the blue who had the better (on grass and on clay).
Former Argentine champion Juan Martin Del Potro, who spoke to La Nacion during an interview, spoke about the US Open match between Alcaraz and Sinner: "I would have liked to face Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz, but now they they are still forming.
I saw their match in the US Open quarter-finals and I thought that an experienced tennis player could have created great difficulties for them. If I think about it, it happened to me too during the first matches with Roger Federer, they didn't use variations and this was a problem.
It is however normal, we are talking about two phenomena and they will grow." Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz are the two young talents of world tennis and they are great friends. Speaking to the microphones of an event with BMW Alcaraz spoke thus, also bringing up the young blue: "The Big Three? They are legends and have won everything, I'm just starting out.
Carlos Alcaraz shone
Holger Rune's new coach until the end of the season, Patrick Mouratoglou, was full of praise for the young world number 1 in history, Carlos Alcaraz, born in 2003 as his new Danish colt. In very complimentary remarks given to Tennis Majors, the French coach does not hesitate to compare the young Spaniard to the three legends of the 21st century, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
“He combines the qualities of the three greatest players of all time. I think the one his game comes closest to is Federer. Like him, he's super aggressive and super creative, always trying to do something with the ball.
The speed with which he is able to go from the baseline to the inside is pure Roger. And at the same time, he has the counter-attacking qualities of Djokovic. And he can play long rallies with a lot of spin, like Nadal. And to top it off, he serves very well for his size (1.83m), and he returns very well."