Bertolucci: "We have to get used to the defeats of Alcaraz and Sinner"

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Bertolucci: "We have to get used to the defeats of Alcaraz and Sinner"
Bertolucci: "We have to get used to the defeats of Alcaraz and Sinner" (Provided by Tennis World USA)

The Internazionali BNL d'Italia had quite a few surprises regarding the men's main draw. The expected greats, Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic, did not even reach the semifinals of the tournament and only the Serbian reached the quarterfinals, a round in which he was eliminated by the young Danish Holger Rune.

The former Italian tennis superstar Paolo Bertolucci expressed some interesting opinions on what happened in Rome, focusing first of all on the defeat suffered by the Italian tennis player: "He didn't enter the court with the usual concentration that accompanied him during the glittering ride of the last three months.

A negative day that will now have to be evaluated on the Parisian horizon. The great progress on display is certainly not in question" On the Argentine Francisco Cerundolo, on the other hand, he underlined: "He has come up with a proof of solidity enhanced by talented solutions, capable of leaving even insiders speechless."

A reflection on Alcaraz and the other Italians

The former Italian tennis player, current commentator for Sky Sport, did not spare himself and also commented on the unexpected defeat of the new Spanish number one against the Hungarian Marozsan: "It was all too obvious that the new generation could not be rock solid like that of the Big Three.

We'll have to get used to stumbling blocks like those of Sinner or Alcaraz, which we weren't prepared for. And even fewer seem to be the Italian fans who were confident they could dream in this tournament. Our players are young, they must be protected and not pampered, waiting for their complete maturation." A consideration also on Lorenzo Sonego and Lorenzo Musetti, both beaten by Stefanos Tsitsipas: "Predictable defeats, also due to the qualities and experience of the Greek.

These aspects emerged above all in the match with the Tuscan, decided on a few points." We just have to wait for the end of the event to draw an overall balance and find out who will raise the prestigious trophy to the sky.

Alcaraz Paolo Bertolucci