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Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner bear the responsibility of leading the new Big-3. Once they drew their matches, where the Italian got the best part, the few doubts, if any, about the potential of the two players who continue to gain ground in the ATP ranking disappeared.

The Spaniard was questioned in an interview for an Italian media outlet if they were just ready to displace Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, to which he replied: “No, it’s not that. It is not a lack of confidence in my abilities or in those of my colleagues, but I do not think that I and the other young people can repeat what they have done.

We are talking about an impossible mission and that is not in my thoughts at the moment”. In turn, Alcaraz spoke about the great generation of Italian tennis players that is coming out and emphasized three elements that have already beaten him in 2022 (Matteo Berrettini, Lorenzo Musetti and Jannik Sinner).

“They are all very strong players with completely different characteristics. They really gave me a hard time, although in some cases I missed the win because of some small details. Sinner is, without a doubt, the one that surprised me the most.

Against Berrettini he knew what he was going to face, he knew his style, with Musetti the same. But Jannik surprised me: by his way of being on the pitch and by the level of aggressiveness that he manages to express in every exchange.

Over time, and repeating the same experience a week later, I realized that sometimes losing can also be good, because it teaches you how to react. You learn to manage your feelings better”, added the current number four in the world.

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Asked on the sidelines of the Montreal tournament where he is one of the favorites, Carlos Alcaraz confirmed that he did not think that he and his young colleagues were going to be able to write the history of this sport as the Big 3 did previously.

“I don’t think we’ll be able to imitate them. It’s not a lack of confidence in my abilities or those of my colleagues, but I don’t think that me and the other young people can repeat what has been done by Federer, Nadal and Djokovic.

We’re talking about an impossible feat and that’s not on my mind right now. I prefer to keep my head and feet firmly anchored in the present.”

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