Wilander rips Sinner: "The real No.1 is Alcaraz"

The former Swedish tennis player explained why Spanish is superior to Italian

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Wilander rips Sinner: "The real No.1 is Alcaraz"
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Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner are the two rulers of ATP Tennis, who must take charge of the very heavy legacy that the Big 3 are leaving. But, at the moment, it seems clear that Alcaraz is superior to his Italian rival. 3 Slams at 21 years old cannot be a coincidence.

In an interview with L'Equipe, former tennis player and now commentator Mats Wilander had a very specific opinion on the fight between the two. According to Wilander, Alcaraz is superior and is the real ATP No.1.

"Alcaraz is only 21 years old and has shown that he doesn't need to play the best tennis to win, it's the mark of the greatest.
His chances of winning other Slams are very high and not because of his shots but because of his brain and his courage, he is incredible. He controls the exchanges and it seems that the match always depends on him. He has an immense arsenal and I'm sure, after the Big 3 he is a real godsend for our sport. Sinner the new No.1? Being number 1 is just a matter of computers, it's just data. People will always prefer live tennis over a machine,"
he told.

Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz
Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz© Dan Istitene / Staff Getty Images Sport

In the world of tennis, as in all sports, comparisons often happen, there are fans and everyone has their own favorite and comes to cheer for one or the other. In the last twenty years we have probably seen one of the greatest rivalries in the history of sport, the eternal challenge between the Big Three with Novak Djokovic who is ahead of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at least in terms of numbers and despite this there are always many fans support the latter by defining them as the best in the sport.

Everyone has their own opinion and rivalries are the order of the day, the latest and we are sure it is destined to last for a long time is the one between Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz. The two, who are quite good friends, have already competed several times, most recently a few days ago in the semi-final in Paris and this time Carlos Alcaraz, who later won the tournament, prevailed. The rivalry between the two champions has just begun, Sinner is the new number one but Alcaraz is currently the tennis player with the most Slams, the Spaniard leads the challenge between the two with 3 Grand Slam titles to one.

Wilander Alcaraz