Federer ex-coach made his prediction on Alcaraz and Sinner's future

Ivan Ljubicic explained how the young Spaniard and the young Italian will be the points of reference for the near future

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Federer ex-coach made his prediction on Alcaraz and Sinner's future
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Roger Federer's former coach Ivan Ljubicic gave an interesting interview to the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, in which he analyzed Carlos Alcaraz's victory in the Indian Wells semifinal against Jannik Sinner.

The Croatian former player explained how the young Italian and the young Spaniard will be the points of reference in the near future of tennis.

"On the other side of the net there is always an opponent, let's not forget that. And in the case of Alcaraz, it is an opponent who has already won two Slams at the age of twenty. There are very few players who can put Sinner in difficulty, and it is not certain that the Spaniard's winning Indian Wells tactics will bear the same fruits in the future, because Jannik will have found the adjustments," explained Ljubicic.

"Jannik still has room for improvement and doesn't need to distort himself: he will simply have to refine the details of his game. He is now a super player, the others must find the right keys in a sustained way to beat him.

I believe that at this moment, waiting to understand how Novak Djokovic is, Alcaraz and Sinner are ahead of everyone else and will remain there in the coming years too. They will be the reference points," he told.

Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner
Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner© Matthew Stockman / Staff Getty Images Sport

Alcaraz and Sinner heat up their rivalry

Carlos Alcaraz drew the head-to-head match against Jannik Sinner to win the semifinal of the Masters 1000 at Indian Wells, stopping their matches at 4-4. The BNP Paribas event proved to be a very important stage for the Spaniard who hadn't won a tournament since the last edition of Wimbledon.

Alcaraz admitted that he had gone through a moment of slight decline. But in California he has finally returned to having fun on the pitch. Alcaraz and Sinner have now proven to be by far the two greatest exponents of the new generation of tennis players and, according to Ivan Ljubicic, they will compete for the most important tournaments for many years.

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