"Luckily we had Roger Federer," Jean-René Lisnard's honest admission
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 1886
The founder of the Elite Tennis Center Jean-René Lisnard is happy with the advent of players like Carlos Alcaraz, because they have given a jolt to a sport which, in his opinion, had become boring in recent years.
In fact, Lisnard explained: "Carlos is a form of tennis that I would define as hybrid. In the last two or three years, we have to admit that we've gotten a bit bored with champions who too often stay behind without provoking, without attacking.
Luckily we had Roger Federer. Carlos' tennis is therefore hybrid, because he knows how to offer rallies, but he also knows how to punish and shorten rallies. He's strong in both areas of the game and that's very rare in modern tennis.
For me, this is the tennis of the future." The former Monegasque tennis player then mentioned two other names, which together with the Spanish star have these characteristics: "Even Jannik Sinner and Holger Rune have this temperament and the ability to enter a short game if necessary.
They always put pressure and go for the tough shot without stalling."
Tennis players are ready for the Roland Garros 2023
After the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, the last Masters 1000 on clay, won by Daniil Medvedev, we are preparing for the advent of one of the four most important events of the season, the Roland Garros.
The second slam of the year, after the Australian Open, is the subject of discussion by enthusiasts and insiders who wonder how much this now imminent edition can arouse the same interest without its most important exponent, Rafael Nadal, winner for 14 times in Paris.
There are many tennis players who want to take advantage of the Majorcan's absence to inflame Philippe Chatrier. From his greatest rival, Novak Djokovic, capable of winning it 2 times in his period of hegemony met, to the new ones who advance, Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, Holger Rune, without forgetting Medvedev, new champion in Rome, whose love with clay seems to have finally blossomed.
As Ivan Ljubicic also stated in a recent interview, the new generation is advancing and is now ready for the definitive overtaking.