Former world number one Tracy Austin thinks it’s only a matter of time for promising youngsters like Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner to complete their first Grand Slam finals.
Alcaraz, 19, and Sinner, 20, met in the Umag final, with the Italian winning 6-7(5) 6-1 6-1. Alcaraz and Sinner are considered the most promising players of the younger generation, especially Alcaraz, who has won two Masters and is the fourth player in the world.
“I think now it’s just a matter of time – when will they (Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, Holger Rune, Brandon Nakashima and Lorenzo Musetti) make their first Grand Slam final, when will that they will win their first Grand Slam championship is only a matter of time,” Austin told Tennis Channel, according to Sportskeeda.
“And how often will they compete for the big titles. It’s very exciting for men’s tennis.”
Jimmy Arias thinks Alcaraz and Sinner will be the stars of tomorrow
Arias, a former top 5 player, agrees with Austin that it’s a passionate time for men’s tennis as he believes some youngsters have shown signs of greatness.
“There always seem to be generations of great players,” Arias said. “I remember Djokovic, Del Potro, Marin Cilic, they were all 19, Andy Murray, all the same age, who proved themselves very early.
Maybe it’s the next generation, the one that’s going to dominate for a decade or so.” Some believe that Alcaraz and Sinner could form the next big rivalry and that makes sense since both are very young and clearly gamers. very talented.
Sinner has beaten Alcaraz twice in the past month. He also beat the Spaniard when they met at Wimbledon. Sinner leads the head-to-head with Alcaraz at the main tier 2-1.
Alcaraz beat Sinner at the Paris Masters last year, before the Italian beat the Spaniard at Wimbledon and Umag.