"Slightly better in terms of mentality": Toni Nadal weighs in on Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinners debate

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 at 17:05
Toni Nadal, the uncle of former world number one Rafael Nadal, believes that Spain’s young tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz is better than Italy’s Jannik Sinner. The two are already regarded as among the best players currently playing men’s tennis in the singles category.
Toni, the uncle of the former world number one and Spain’s legendary tennis star Nadal was recently quoted in a report as saying that Alcaraz is better than Sinner as he has more to offer on the court.
"Alcaraz is the better, he does more things than Sinner on the court,” he said. “I see Alcaraz with more options to do more things on the court. Sinner has strong control, although I think Alcaraz is slightly better in terms of mentality. Both are equally strong on all surfaces, because the game has become uniform.”
Those remarks are interesting as Alcaraz and Sinner have been extremely impressive on the court recently. The Spaniard, who is the current world number three, has recently won the French Open after beating Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the final in a five-set thriller with a score of 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2. However, he recently suffered a defeat in the second round of the Queen’s ATP championship to Britain’s youngster Jack Draper in straight sets with a score of 7-6, 6-3.
On the other hand, Sinner has been in fabulous form this season, and it is because of that he recently became the world number one, replacing Serbia’s legendary tennis star Novak Djokovic. The 37-year-old lost the top spot after being forced to withdraw from the French Open because of a knee injury. Sinner’s most recent appearance came in the Halle Open, where he lifted the title after beating Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets with a score of 7-6, 7-6. It was his fourth title this season after the Australian Open, the ATP event in Rotterdam and the Miami Open.

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