Juan Martin Del Potro: "The future belongs to Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz"
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 3619
The one between Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz seems to become one of the best rivalries of the future. The two will face off for the fifth time in their career on the ATP Tour at the BNP Paribas Open 2023, on the Californian hard-courts of Indian Wells.
Up for grabs will be the final of the first ATP Masters 1000 of the season. The Italian will go hunting for the second final in a Masters event; while the Spaniard will try to conquer the tournament to overcome Novak Djokovic and return to the top of the ATP ranking.
Both beat their next rival twice. Alcaraz won the last match at the US Open last year, when he became number one, and the match played at the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy. Sinner, for his part, defeated him in the round of 16 of Wimbledon 2022 and in the final in Umag.
Del Potro: "The future belongs to Sinner and Alcaraz, but the Big 3"
Juan Martin del Potro focused on the future of tennis during the presentation of the Roland Garros Junior Series. He told: "One day the Big Three will not be there and it will be the turn of Alcaraz, Sinner or Holger Rune.
Other youngsters will mark an era in tennis, but we have all learned so much from Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. For many years, in my opinion, we will see something like this again. I'm very proud of my career, but I've never made it to the top because of the Big 3.
Still, it's nice to think that it was the three of them who denied me that dream." Del Potro, due to his numerous physical problems, has decided to withdraw from the ATP 250 in Buenos Aires in 2022. Del Potro greeted tennis in front of his home crowd and burst into tears during the match with his friend Federico Delbonis.
Del Po symbolically kissed and left his historic armband on the net in Buenos Aires' Central Field to the applause of the numerous Argentine spectators present.