Jannik won a set 6-1 for the fourth time against the young former number 1, after two consecutive matches at the ATP 250 in Umag on clay and at Wimbledon
Jannik Sinner became the first tennis player in history to beat Carlos Alcaraz four times, demonstrating how he can always compete in direct matches with the Spanish talent. A great achievement achieved by the Italian, who put aside all the difficulties encountered in China in recent days and showed off a great performance in the semi-final.
The victory gave Sinner access to the final of the ATP 500 in Beijing, while from Monday he will be number 4 in the world ranking. In the head-to-head matches, the Italian jumped ahead, confirming himself as the nightmare of the very young 20-year-old who has already won 2 Grand Slam titles.
If the rivalry in terms of titles is decidedly premature, a comparison could instead be made between the two on direct challenges: the athlete coached by Simone Vagnozzi and Darren Cahill confirmed that on these occasions he can always show the best version of himself, managing in some cases to displace the tactical plan of the young Spanish rival.
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With each new match against Alcaraz, Sinner brings at least one improvement in terms of play. In Beijing, Carlitos was surprised by his opponent’s solidity in the first set, collapsing mentally in the second set and finding no alternatives to counter him.
Jannik won a set 6-1 for the fourth time against the young former number 1, after two consecutive matches at the ATP 250 in Umag on clay and at Wimbledon. At the moment, overall, Italian has proven to be superior. The Spaniard won three out of seven matches without ever dominating: at the Paris Masters, Sinner held his own until the end, losing 7-6, 7-5.
At the 2022 US Open the Italian came close to winning by not taking advantage of a match point. At Indian Wells Alcaraz was better in the important points, winning in straight sets. All that remains is for the eighth match between the two, perhaps at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin in front of a mostly Italian crowd.
The Spaniard will immediately want to equalize the head-to-head record: Beijing’s performance could represent, why not, a wake-up call.