Although Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner have insisted on their desire to face Roger Federer before he retired, the two young tennis stars never had the opportunity to fulfill their desire. However, they can still exchange balls with Federer outside the ATP Tour, since the Swiss teacher said that he will continue to practice the sport that made him famous.
“Playing against Federer would excite me and win a ‘Big Three’ in a Grand Slam. I have always said that to be the best you have to win the best,” Alcaraz told the AP Tour website. In the same interview with ATP, Alcaraz was asked if there is something special in his game.
“My answer is the same. I think anyone gives you anything. It is not enough to snap your fingers and have the world at your feet. You have to work things. I think what I have achieved, win a Grand Slam and be the number 1 From the world, it is due to the work I have done with my team for a long time.
It has not been a path of Rosas, I had to suffer and go through bad times to get here. I am not special, and nobody said that I was going to be the best, I have worked for it, “Alcaraz replied. Regarding Jannik Sinner, the Italian has had the opportunity to face Novak Djokovic and Nadal throughout his young race.
He has always lost with both of him, but his greatest dream is to find Federer on the other side of the network. In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, Sinner explained that he would like to face Roger: “With the talent he has, Roger can always surprise.”
Navratilova speaks about Alcaraz
Responding to a tweet from a fan believing that she was a greater player than Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova took the example of Carlos Alcaraz to explain that it was always dangerous to compare athletes from different eras.
“I think it’s human nature to think what we have now is better, period. Comparing eras is just stupid. If Carlos Alcaraz had been born 50 years earlier, he wouldn’t have played the way he does now. But thank you anyway,” said the one who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles.
As with the question of the GOAT, beyond the prize list, there is always this question of personal sensitivity and quite simply taste.