Jannik Sinner will overshadow Carlos Alcaraz in 2024 claims Patrick Mouratoglou showering praise on the Italian
Jannik Sinner recently performed brilliantly in the ATP Finals 2023, where he lost to Novak Djokovic in the final of the tournament.
Carlos Alcaraz (on right) and Jannik Sinner (left) (Image via Stadium Astro)
The 53-year-old said that, seeing the recent form and performances of Jannik Sinner, he is probably going to outperform the Spaniard in 2024 and become World No. 2.
Holger Rune, Carlos Alcaraz, and Jannik Sinner are considered to be the three best players of the new generation. In the first half of 2023, Carlos Alcaraz was running the charts, and in fact, he was the World No. 1 for quite a long period of time.
Contrarily, Jannik Sinner started to up his game in the later half of the season, especially in the Asian Swing. He won the China Open and the Vienna Open in quick succession and performed phenomenally in the ATP Finals, where he defeated Novak Djokovic in the group stage, only to lose against him in the final. Thus, Patrick Mouratoglou is of the opinion that Jannik Sinner will overshadow Alcaraz in 2024.
I think it can be the year of of Jannik. Of course, Carlos will be right behind him but I think Jannik with what he's done at the end of 2023 will be 100% ready to perform at the highest level this year is going to be more dangerous much more dangerous. In 2023 it's true that Carlos was a few steps ahead compared to Jannik because he won a Grand Slam.
As per the former tennis professional himself, while there is a possibility that Alcaraz will beat Sinner on clay as he is far superior on that surface, on all other surfaces, the Italian might emerge at the top. Continuing further, he added:
Maybe on clay, Carlos will beat him but I think on other surfaces also with the style of play that Sinner has playing so fast taking the ball so early taking time away I see him playing better and stronger than Carlos next year.
Ivan Ljubicic points out the big difference between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner
Former Croatian tennis player Ivan Ljubicic recently pointed out a big point of difference between the careers of Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz so far. While Alcaraz was an overnight sensation and rose to the top incredibly quickly, Jannik Sinner took his time and did things one step at a time.
Ivan Ljubicic said:
I immediately believed in his chances. Jannik is not like Alcaraz, who went from #40 to #1. He needs steps. I think what he has done in the last two months, the confirmation of hard work, has brought him closer to the goal. He needed certain experiences to feel comfortable on this path.
It is probably due to this reason that Jannik Sinner has seen more consistent growth and improvement throughout his career, and he grew up to become the great player that he is today. The 2024 season might be a deciding factor in the current rivalry between him and Carlos Alcaraz.
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