Bertolucci comments on Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner showdown

The former Italian tennis player highlighted an aspect of the Roland Garros semi-final

by Simone Brugnoli
Bertolucci comments on Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner showdown
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Carlos Alcaraz won the ninth chapter of what could become a historic rivalry; a rivalry that has already thrilled millions of fans. The Spaniard defeated Jannik Sinner in the Roland Garros semifinals with a score of 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to move to 5-4 in the head-to-head record on the main circuit.

Alcaraz came back from a set down on two occasions, demonstrating extraordinary mental strength, also because he lost the third when he seemed in total control. Italian legend Paolo Bertolucci reflected on Alcaraz vs. Sinner showdown.

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Paolo Bertolucci on the French Open semifinal

After a long battle lasting over four hours, Jannik Sinner gave in to Carlos Alcaraz, stopping just one step away from the first historic final at Roland Garros. A very generous performance on the court by the Italian champion, who today on Philippe Chatrier gave everything he had, and maybe even more.

Paolo Bertolucci gave his brief thoughts on the match between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner through his Twitter account.

The former Italian tennis player pointed out one aspect in particular that he said would decide the fifth set. "He yields only after four hours Jannik Sinner. In the long run the weeks of stop affected the match”.

Bertolucci then mentioned the break that Sinner had to respect in order not to complicate his hip problems.

The Italian withdrew before the quarterfinal against Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Mutua Madrid Open and missed the Internazionali BNL d'Italia precisely because of hip pain. Only after undergoing instrumental tests and talking with his medical staff did the 22-year-old from San Candido decide to take the court in Paris.

The period spent away from the playing rectangle prevented him from reaching Roland Garros in the best possible condition.

A defeat that certainly does not diminish the 22-year-old, who from Monday will have the joy of seeing himself at the top of the world rankings, with full merit. Sinner leaves Paris with a new awareness. Even clay, the only surface with which he has never really bonded, could give him great satisfaction, in the near future.

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