Nicola Pietrangeli: "Carlos Alcaraz is overbearing"

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Nicola Pietrangeli: "Carlos Alcaraz is overbearing"

The improvements of the Jannik Sinner are there for all to see and have led him to dominate, against all expectations, the Wimbledon 2022 challenge with the 19-year-old Spanish champion Carlos Alcaraz. Sinner gave himself a magical day in his first game of his career at Wimbledon center-back by beating Alcaraz, who had managed to overtake him in the previous two comparisons.

Compared to the challenge between the two most talented young tennis players, disputed at the Master 1000 in Paris-Bercy, we noticed all the growth of the blue in the duty shifts, in the management of exchanges and in every moment of the battle.

The 6-1 of the first set, like the final result, is an important signal in view of the future: the Italian led the race for long stretches and confirmed the extraordinary performance on the London grass, really unexpected on the eve of the start of the tournament, as he had not yet won a match in a main draw.

The opinion of the former tennis player

The former player Nicola Pietrangeli spoke on the super challenge of the round of 16 and made some harsh remarks: "Jannik is a phenomenon. He played like a true champion, giving a lesson to Carlos, very good but equally overbearing."

Then he underlined the qualities of the Italian: "His main strength is his mentality, that's why I call him half-German, Sinner-Alcaraz can be the Djokovic-Nadal of the future." On the Italian match against Novak Djokovic, Pietrangeli added: "Against Nole I give Sinner a 45% chance of winning.

In tennis, experience doesn't count and he has all the credentials to succeed." It will be a very complicated match for the blue, who will have to show the same level of play and be mentally strong, especially in the crucial phases.

The two have been studying each other for a few days in training at Wimbledon. Many experts and insiders believe that the challenge between Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz will characterize the scenario of the Game for the next few years: are they the real heirs of the Big 3? The Wimbledon challenge proved that the two young players have all the credentials to be able to entertain the crowds even in the Slams.