Carlos Alcaraz is already training at Wimbledon

Alcaraz has already arrived at Wimbledon and started training

by Simone Brugnoli
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Carlos Alcaraz is already training at Wimbledon
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Analyzing the continuous progress made by Jannik Sinner in his game - especially at the service - expectations in view of the grass season are very high. He reached the semi-finals in Wimbledon last year, losing only to Novak Djokovic.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz© Getty Images Sport - James Fearn
 

Sinner will play the first Slam by the number one in the world on the grounds of the All England Club, where the duel with Carlos Alcaraz, defending champion at the Championships.

Carlos Alcaraz is already at Wimbledon

After his loss at the Queen’s Club, Carlos Alcaraz has already arrived at Wimbledon and started training to defend the title won last year.

Paul Annacone, former coach of two legends like Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, talked about the differences between Sinner and Alcaraz on grass at the official ATP website.

"As far as I’m concerned, although the game on grass has evolved, the most effective players on this surface are the good ones with the first shot.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz© Getty Images Sport - James Fearn
 

He has made a great improvement on the second service. The accuracy and speed of his first service have increased. When you look at these two things and your ability to respond aggressively, I think they will be critical to your success on the grass.

I think everyone has to find their way on different surfaces," said Annacone. "The best players don’t think 'Oh, I’ll play on grass' but 'Now I’ll change my game to make things work'.

Although he’s moving much, much better now, he’s a tall boy. I think this is one of the disadvantages compared to a tennis player who moves like Carlos Alcaraz. It will probably move more evenly than Sinner will on grass.

If I look at Sinner’s improvements, those at the service in particular, I think that’s a huge plus. As well as its formidable response". Alcaraz aims to become the sixth player in history to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon the same year. And there are two players who have managed to repeat this feat more than once.

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