Tim Henman comments on Carlos Alcaraz's triumph

Carlos Alcaraz has written a new page of history

by Simone Brugnoli
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Tim Henman comments on Carlos Alcaraz's triumph
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From today Jannik Sinner is the new number one in the world, the first Italian to achieve this result and the 29th in the history of the ATP circuit since the Open era and the new ranking system existed.

A great satisfaction for Jannik who will have to watch his back immediately given the second place of Carlos Alcaraz. With the victory of Roland Garros - his third Slam in his career - the Spaniard has overtaken Djokovic and is now number two with the two phenomena who could only face each other in the final at Wimbledon.

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Carlos Alcaraz © Getty Images Sport - Tim Goode
 

Third place for Nole who - given the recent injury - risks losing further ground in the next positions. In terms of primacy Alcaraz is less than 1000 points from Sinner, but it must be said that he must now defend the victories at Queen's and Wimbledon on grass, a full 1500 points and a fight at the top that promises to be exciting.

Zverev extends his lead to fourth place while almost all of the top players remain stable except for Alex De Minaur who gains two positions and re-enters the Top Ten. Stefanos Tsitsipas leaves the top 10 again, Auger-Aliassime does well, gaining three positions and re-entering the Top 20. Speaking on Eurosport, Tim Henman reflected on Carlos Alcaraz’s triumph.

Tim Henman speaks about Carlos Alcaraz

That child who ran home after a busy school day to watch Roland Garros has realized his dream. He is Carlos Alcaraz the new king of Paris: the Spaniard won his third career Slam by winning another fifth-set battle against Alexander Zverev.

"Look at the hook on that forehand," said Tim Henman on Eurosport commentary, in full admiration. Mats Wilander also talked about Carlos Alcaraz: "I think Zverev became a little bit passive to be honest, I think he allowed Carlitos to play his game a little bit too much.

"But at the same time, we're looking at a multiple, multiple Grand Slam champion. This could be next Novak Djokovic for all we know."

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