Ferrero reveals Alcaraz will have a clear strategy against Sinner

The Spanish tennis player's coach analyzed the Roland Garros semi-final which in a few hours will see Carlitos against Jannik

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Ferrero reveals Alcaraz will have a clear strategy against Sinner
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It almost feels like a doomsday, but we are still far from it. The Roland Garros semifinal between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner promises to be a highly anticipated match. Although their rivalry is still immature and lacks the charm and charisma that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic could have in their challenges, the young Spaniard and the Italian ATP No.1 will only be able to make their challenges grow. Or at least, this is the hope of the fans. This semi-final is certainly the match everyone was waiting for, after discovering the men's draw. The two predestined people ready to write the history of tennis will compete on the Philippe Chatrier, also to break the balance between them (they are 4-4, in the head-to-head - ed.). Obviously there will also be a place in the Roland Garros final, to get.

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

Juan Carlos Ferrero, coach of the Spanish tennis player, analyzed the semi-final against Sinner while speaking, explaining how the young Italian's work ethic will help him improve further. However, the Spanish coach reiterated that Carlitos will have a very specific plan against the young Italian.

"Carlos today has 95% confidence, it's still difficult for him to hit the forehand with the naturalness with which he hit it before. The arm injury requires him to pay attention. Forearm? I think it's never good to have a forearm injury It made it a little difficult for us to be able to play the entire season on clay, which is always important for us. It's difficult to decide who is the favorite in such a close match. I think Jannik has improved a lot on this surface and is able to vary his game a lot more. Before he came to the net very little, he hit few dropshots. I think he has had a great growth thanks to training.

We are aware that we are talking about a boy who works a lot. Even though he has reached the top of the rankings and will be number one, he will not stop: he will try to continue to improve day after day, as will Carlos. Clearly there is a strategy. Without having a clear tactic against a player like Sinner things become much more complicated. They both know how they have to play; both are so good that many times they don't allow the rival to use those strategies. We have quite clear ideas about the things Carlos can do to put him in difficulty, but we know that Jannik is a complete player," explained Ferrero.

Carlos Alcaraz, Roland Garros 2024
Carlos Alcaraz, Roland Garros 2024© Dan Istitene / Staff - Getty Images Sport

Alcaraz himself talked about the match against Sinner in the press conference, after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals. Carlitos revealed how he can't wait to face his Italian rival, even though he doesn't feel favored to win.

"I really want to face him, it will be a great battle and I would like to take the lead in the direct clashes. He has acquired a lot of consistency this year and always expresses a very high level of play on the court. He doesn't make any mistakes and hits the ball incredibly. He constantly pushes you to the limit and it's very difficult not to let him take the initiative during rallies. I love competing against him, because it's a thought that always makes me wake up wanting to be a better player. I really like having to find new solutions during the matches against him, as I also did in Indian Wells. I think I learned a lot from him every time we played each other. I know I'm about to run into a big challenge, so I don't feel like the favorite and I'll definitely be a little more nervous than usual. Everyone knew the scoreboard and everyone wanted to see this semi-final: me too!" said Alcaraz.

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