The Italian number one spoke of his great rival Alcaraz, acknowledging his greatness and total admiration for him
Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz will be two of the protagonists of the imminent start of the Toronto tournament, the prestigious ATP Masters 1000 tournament, which will then be followed the week after that of Cincinnati.
The Italian played his last match at Wimbledon, where he achieved his best result in a Slam, stopping one step away from the final, beaten by Novak Djokovic.Sinner has decided to take a few weeks off, starting over with American outdoor hard-courts.
Present at the time of the draw, the Italian number one spoke of his great rival Alcaraz, acknowledging his greatness and total admiration for him.Sinner then admitted that he is following his journey carefully, which motivates him to grow and mature: “One of the best, if not the best player in the world.
He is number one and he has won Wimbledon, which is a great confidence booster. I’m going my own way, my way. We are training very well. Every match I’ve played against him has been very good, at a high level, and I think we’ve shown that.
I think at the moment he is one step ahead, obviously he has already won a lot. I’m just trying to have this meeting over and over again and we’ll see how it goes.”
Sinner and Berrettini could meet in Toronto
The draw for the tournament has been drawn and by chance there is a 50% chance that two Italians will clash in the first round: if he beats the debut against Barrere, Matteo Berrettini will face Jannik Sinner in the second round, seeded ATP 1000 tournament.On the Italian derby Ivan Ljubicic said: “After Wimbledon the two both decided to rest and prepare directly for the hard court season.
A choice I share.”Carlitos told on the eve of Toronto: “I only had a week to think about this success at Wimbledon, not that much time. I think it’s not much time because all this is really hard to imagine. Winning Wimbledon at just 20 is incredible, something I’ve dreamed of since the day I started playing tennis.
It was my fourth tournament played on grass, so it’s obviously unexpected for me. It’s an incredible achievement and I still can’t believe it today.”