Dialing into his strengths, Carlos Alcaraz is proving unstoppable to most opponents

     “I think I played really, really aggresive more than him,” 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz said of his talent during his straight sets victory over Italy’s Jannik Sinner. Knowing what he has and doing something about it makes Carlos Alcaraz rise to the top of the ATP tour among verterans in the game. “I think I was focus all the time to be what I had to do, ” he spoke outwardly of how he succeeded in defeating the no. 9 in the world Jannik Sinner.

     This was the first matchup for the teen from Spain and the Italian blaster who might have been totally shocked of Alcaraz’s talents. Sinner indeed felt the heat of the Spaniard’s striking court aggression but had lost control of breaking the teen’s fight down. “I think it was a good start from both of us,” the Carlos said smilingly.  But it’s easy to say of being a good beginning when you’re on the winning side. The Spaniard showed a variety of his styles of tennis to overwhelm the oftentimes calming attitude Sinner. The Italian might have been too passive when it came to fighting off Alcaraz’s shimmering down the lines or taking control of being pushed out of position when shots really mattered.

     The teenage Spaniard came into the match having defeated two top 10 gents, Stefanos Tsitsipas at the U.S. Open in a five-set thriller. “This victory means a lot to me…Beating Stefanos Tsitsipas is a dream come true,” he told the ATP media. It was his ability to also defeat Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals at the Vienna Open. “This is one of my best performances on tour so far,” he’d given himself credit on defusing the Italian’s gameplan. He also admitted his weakness in saying of winning the ifrst set from Matteo but yet losing badly in the tiebreak in the second set. Alcaraz knows when he has to put his foot to the metal and did so to accomplish a win over Berrettini in Vienna. He also took that instinct and attitude into the Paris Masters where there he’ll come up against Hugo Gaston of France.

     Carlos Alcaraz is becoming good at first meets and with the crowd behind him, everything is possible for the teen from Spain to climb further up the ATP ladder to a strong performance of victory.

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