Gill Gross: 'By far the nerviest match between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner'

Jannik Sinner went one step closer to his first historic final at Roland Garros

by Simone Brugnoli
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Gill Gross: 'By far the nerviest match between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner'
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Jannik Sinner went one step closer to his first historic final at Roland Garros. What prevented the Italian tennis player from trying to win his second consecutive Slam, after the Australian Open, was Carlos Alcaraz, the author of a capital test.

Few regrets, however, for the Italian, who arrived at the end of the match at the barrel of gas, but the same generous in every single point. So it will not be the 22-year-old from Val Pusteria who will break a curse never broken in the Open era.

Indeed, no one has been able to win the second Slam title, immediately after winning the first In the end, a better physical condition of the Spaniard, who was good at capitalizing on the moments most favorable to him, probably made the difference.

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A defeat that certainly does not downgrade Sinner, who from Monday will have the joy of seeing himself at the top of the world ranking, with full merit. Jannik leaves Paris with a new awareness. Even clay, the only surface with which he has never really bonded, can give him great satisfaction, in the near future. Tennis analyst Gill Gross opened up on Carlos Alcaraz vs. Jannik Sinner showdown.

Gill Gross on Alcaraz vs. Sinner showdown

"By far the nerviest match Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner have played against each other, which does makes sense all things considered," wrote tennis analyst Gill Gross.

These are his words released by Sinner to the journalists in the press conference: "I think it was a great match. He played better in the important moments of the sets he won. That was the key.

Of course I'm disappointed with how it ended, but it's part of the process and my growth. I'm happy to have reached the semifinals as I was before the tournament, but on the other hand I'm disappointed with today's match. Now I want to improve, do my best and see what I can do in the future in this tournament.

If you look on the bright side, I've improved compared to last year. There's another chance to play here at the Olympics", said the South Tyrolean, revealing his future goals.

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