Mats Wilander on Jannik Sinner's current status

Jannik Sinner has entered a new dimension in recent months

by Simone Brugnoli
Mats Wilander on Jannik Sinner's current status
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They are the two best talents of the new generation, who are slowly taking over the scene left by the Big Three after about 20 years of absolute domination. Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz continue to be Novak Djokovic's main antagonists, especially in the prestigious Slam tournaments.

On this h*t topic, Mats Wilander expressed a series of interesting considerations in an interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport. "I'm sure that the two will alternate at the top for a long time. However, based on what we've seen Sinner do this year and also during the last season, there is the possibility that Jannik could be a little more solid during his career" is the prediction of the former Swedish tennis player.

Regarding the Spanish player, to explain his opinion, he added: "Alcaraz, potentially, could be more prone to injuries due to his way of playing. If Carlos is not able to face the entire seasons, then it is clear that Sinner could occupy the role of number one more stably".

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Wilander comments on Sinner's rise

Seven-time Slam title winner Mats Wilander is in charge of conducting interviews with the winners on the main courts for the Paris tournament. Asked by Gazzetta dello Sport about the rivalry between Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz, the former world number one said, “To determine now who between the two will win more is really difficult.

Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024
Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024© Clive Mason / Staff - Getty Images Sport

They have very different mental approaches, but regardless of the differences, theirs is a dream rivalry for all of us. The tennis of the present and the future is in good hands, that's what matters: we will never get bored and continue to get excited,” is what Wilander focused on.

An Italian tennis player on top of the world. A milestone to remember for our country, which is experiencing the highest moment in the history of international tennis. All thanks to a monumental Jannik Sinner, who won his first match as number one (virtual) in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros against Grigor Dimitrov and qualified for the first time in his career for the semifinals of the Parisian tournament.


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