Ferrero's brutal confession on Alcaraz/Sinner's rivalry: "Not easy to manage"

The coach of the young Spaniard analyzed the new rivalry in men's tennis which is starting to excite many fans

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Ferrero's brutal confession on Alcaraz/Sinner's rivalry: "Not easy to manage"
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Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner are the two tennis players who are trying to take charge of the heavy legacy they are leaving and which the Big 3 Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have already partly left.

In an exclusive interview given to MARCA, Juan Carlos Ferrero, coach of the young Spaniard, focused on the rivalry between the two.

"Sinner is an example of professionalism in many ways. He is a player who has achieved his goals over the last two years. They have made the improvements they thought they needed to make. He has invested time in expanding his repertoire and working on a tactical level .

He uses more drop shots and his serve has also improved a lot. Is it good for tennis that two rivals get along? Yes. On many occasions it is not easy, because we are talking about your biggest rival.

The more you play against him, the more you suffer defeats that can hurt you. We are talking about a relationship that is not easy to manage. The two of them have a super healthy and great relationship. When Sinner won the first Masters 1000, we all knew he was close to his first Slam and winning it will have given him a lot of confidence," he analyzed.

Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz
Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz© Al Bello / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

Carlitos vs Jannik: the rivalry that is exciting tennis fans

Carlitos became the youngest number one in history after winning his first Slam at the US Open in 2022, and then won in five sets against Novak Djokovic in the epic final act of Wimbledon 2023.

Jannik, on the other hand, has now reached a dimension that only belongs to the best in the final part of last season. The 22-year-old Italian updated his palmarès with an ATP Masters 1000 in Toronto and added his first Major a few months later at the Australian Open, beating Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev in the semi-final and final respectively.

Alcaraz and Sinner have played each other seven times on the ATP Tour and the Italian is ahead 4-3 in head-to-head matches.

Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz
Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz© Justin Setterfield / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

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