Andrey Rublev makes a weird Carlos Alcaraz prediction for the clay season as ATP stars pick their favorites

Andrey Rublev playfully suggested that the younger brother of Carlos Alcaraz could be the dark horse of this clay season


Andrey Rublev makes a weird Carlos Alcaraz prediction for the clay season as ATP stars pick their favorites

Andrey Rublev (Credits: Twitter)

As the clay season approaches, tennis fans around the world are eagerly anticipating the performance of their favorite players. The ATP Tour recently released a video in which some of the top players were asked to predict who the dark horse of the clay season would be. The responses were varied, with each player naming a different rising star in the tennis world. Let’s take a closer look at the players and their picks.

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Tommy Paul was named by both Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas as their dark horse for the clay season. Next up, we have Holger Rune, who was picked by both Alexander Zverev and Lorenzo Musetti as their dark horse for the clay season. Jannik Sinner was named by Rune as his dark horse for the clay season.

Sinner, an Italian player, has been making steady progress over the past few years, having won his first ATP title in Sofia last year. He has a powerful serve and forehand, and is known for his aggressive playing style. With his confidence and consistency, he could certainly make a deep run in the clay season.

Finally, we have the pick from Andrey Rublev, who named the younger brother of Carlos Alcaraz as his dark horse for the clay season. Rublev said that the younger Alcaraz is even better than his brother, who has been making waves on the ATP Tour lately. While not much is known about the younger Alcaraz, it’s clear that Rublev sees something special in him.

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Andrey Rublev tips Rafael Nadal for the 15th French Open crown in 2023

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal (credits: Twitter)

Andrey Rublev has expressed his strong belief that Rafael Nadal will emerge victorious once again in the French Open in 2023. Rafael Nadal, who has won 22 Grand Slam titles, has been absent from the tennis circuit since his defeat in the second round of the Australian Open. Although he was expected to participate in the Monte-Carlo Masters, which starts this week, the 36-year-old has decided to withdraw from the competition due to an ongoing hip injury.

In a recent interview with ATP, Andrey Rublev, who is currently ranked 6th in the world, expressed unwavering confidence in Rafael Nadal’s return to the court and his ability to win the French Open in 2023. When asked about his prediction, Rublev playfully questioned the interviewer, indicating his absolute conviction in Nadal’s abilities.

“I mean I need to say why Nadal? After 18 years of winning everything on clay,” Andrey Rublev said. Throughout his tennis career, the iconic Spanish player has secured an impressive total of 92 singles titles on the ATP tour, with 63 of them being on clay courts. He also still holds the current Open Era record for the most consecutive wins on this surface, having achieved an astounding 81 victories on red clay in a row.

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