We expected Berrettiniwe found Sinner. The farewell to Wimbledon of last year’s finalist due to Covid had made Italy lose hope. She has rekindled her clearest talent in blue tennis in a match that is a foretaste of the future of tennis. It so happened that the eighth final between Sinner and Alcaraz played on the central court of Wimbledon shortly after the celebrations for its hundred years with the past glories of the most prestigious tournament in the world.
For the record, Sinner won 6-1 6-4 6-7 (8) 6-3, but the beauty is not only the result, it is the meeting between the two predestined of the racket, the first time in Wimbledon of a clash that we expect for the next ten years and perhaps even more. A battle between phenomena with Sinner who starts very strong and Alcaraz who grows in the third set, but loses in the fourth. Few on the eve would have bet on the South Tyrolean who, before this tournament, had never won a match on grass. He is now in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon (against Novak Djokovic on Tuesday 5 July).
Sinner the cold does not lose calm and concentration even in difficult moments. With the change of technician, the addition of Darren Cahill to Simone Vagnozzi, even more order has arrived. And also with a smile. «Carlos is a very difficult opponent and a special person. It is wonderful to win such a match in front of this public on a special day like the 100th anniversary of the Wimbledon center ».
For Sinner it is the third Grand Slam quarter-final later Paris 2020 and Melbourne 2022 arrived beating another enfant prodige. Above all, it was a victory that came by demonstrating that he had learned tactical and technical lessons. We already knew that the talent was there, now there is something more. «I’m very happy with how I played and how I reacted mentally at the beginning of the fourth set. I didn’t expect to go so well on grass. Now let’s see how the tournament continues ».
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Source: Vanity Fair