Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner are the two youngest players in the top 15. Both have forged ahead and demonstrated all their talent in the first matches played in the ATP Tour and both represent the present and the future of tennis.
The Spaniard, in particular, amazed all fans and started 2022 in the best possible way. In Rio de Janeiro he became the youngest player in history to win an ATP 500 tournament; while at the Miami Open he raised the first ATP Masters 1000 trophy to the sky at the age of 18 years and 333 days.
Only Michael Chang and Rafael Nadal did better than him. In an exclusive interview given to Tutto Sport, Alcaraz talked about his goals and the possible rivalry with Sinner.
Alcaraz on the possible rivalry with Jannik Sinner
Alcaraz said: "Obviously, after the latest results, my goals have changed.
I am close to the top 10, I want to play the ATP Finals. They are very important. The best in the world meet there. It is a great challenge for me, but I want to be part of that Turin group. Then of course I'd like to win a Grand Slam.
At the end of 2021 I was aiming for a 500 and I did it; then a 1000 arrived in Miami. At least I would like to win a Grand Slam final. At the end of the year I didn't play tennis for two weeks, I only took care of the physical part.
At the end of 2021 I would not have managed two matches in the fifth consecutive set, today I feel that the more I play, the better I will feel. I have also grown mentally, am I more mature. Future rivalry with Sinner? Well I hope so.
Jannik is a great player, he has already won tournaments and beaten strong people. I hope we will meet many times over the next few years. Matteo Berrettini has been a top 10 for some time, one who fights for Slam, and serves very strong."