World No. 9 Hubert Hurkacz believes Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz will be in charge of leading the next generation. Sinner, 20, won four ATP titles this year and broke into the top-10 for the first time in his career. Alcaraz, 18, won his maiden ATP title in Umag, as well as made it all the way at the Next Gen ATP Finals.
"We must mention Sinner. He is already among the ten best players in the world and can play against any player on any court. We must also talk about Alcaraz, who thanks to his level in recent tournaments has risen many positions.
He has made a great leap. I have no doubt that both will be in charge of leading the future of world tennis," Hurkacz told Sport TVP, as revealed on Punto de Break.
The report that left Hurkacz confused
After Hurkacz lost 6-2 6-2 to Sinner in his second group stage match at the ATP Finals, there were rumors of the Pole being injured.
Hurkacz played his final group stage match against Alexander Zverev, which the German won 6-2 6-4. "The day before my last match certain Italian newspapers said that I was injured. I was a bit surprised who writes those things.
I knew from the beginning that I was going to play. The start of the match did not go the way I wanted, but then I fought to get back into it. I was very close in the second set, where I had my chances, but Sascha played at a great level," Hurkacz said.
Hurkacz's ATP Finals debut didn't go the way the Pole hoped it would as he went 0-3 in Turin. "I have gained a lot of experience,” Hurkacz said after his ATP Finals campaign. “I definitely want to be back here and compete at a better level because I know I can play better than I played this week. I started well and then just didn’t’ play well enough and sometimes that happens."