Alcarz and Sinner set another amazing record in Miami

The two young tennis players wrote another page of tennis history a few hours after their first matches in Florida

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Alcarz and Sinner set another amazing record in Miami
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Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner are the youngest No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in an ATP Master 1000 tournament in 19 years. In fact, since the 2005 Mutua Madrid Open, when the top two seeds were Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick, this figure has not occurred. It his happening these days at the Miami Open 2024, 2nd ATP Masters 1000 of the season played on teh Florida hard-courts.

Alcaraz, world number 2, turns 21 on May 5th. Sinner is 22 years old and will turn 23 on August 16th.

It is clear that there is great anticipation for a new meeting between the two of them after the semi-final won by Alcaraz a few days ago in Indian Wells. Obviously the challenge on this round would only be possible in the final.

The Italian player will make his debut in the derby against Andrea Vavassori, who passed the qualifiers and also the first round against the Argentine Pedro Cachin.

Instead Carlos Alcaraz awaits his Spanish countryman Robero Carballes Baena, who surpassed Aleksandar Vikic in straight sets.

Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner
Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner© Matthew Stockman / Staff

Alcaraz and Sinner can take the reins of ATP Tennis

Alcaraz and Sinner are the two most promising young players on the Tour, considering that the Spaniard has already won 2 Slam titles - at the 2022 US Open and 2023 Wimbledon. Sinner has just won his first Major, the 2024 Australian Open. All this highlighting how the other players of the new generation seem to be still quite distant at the moment.

The absence of Novak Djokovic from Miami for reasons of balancing time between competitive commitments and family has also led to the fact that without the world number 1 present, Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner are also the top two seeds of the ATP tournament in You love me.

"Unfortunately I won't be playing the MiamiOpen this year. At this stage of my career, I'm giving importance to both my professional and private life," explained Nole some days ago, announcing his withdrawal from the Florida ATP Masters 1000.

And given the age of both, the record we talked about at the beginning of the article and which had lasted since 2005 was broken.