Who Is The Best? Wilander Chose Between Alcaraz And Sinner.

Alcaraz Is Better Than Sinner’ Irrespective Of Current Ranking Says 

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander recently declared that Carlos Alcaraz is a better player than Jannik Sinner, but the current ATP rankings imply otherwise.

Sinner rose to World No. 1 for the first time in his career this week, after to a remarkable first half of the season in which he won a maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open and victories in Rotterdam and Miami.

The 22-year-old has 33 wins from 36 matches to lead the standings, ending Novak Djokovic’s long reign. Just behind him is Carlos Alcaraz, who is now the World No. 2.

'Alcaraz Is Better Than Sinner' Irrespective Of Current Ranking Says Wilander

The Spaniard won the 2024 Roland Garros last weekend with a five-set triumph over Alexander Zverev in the final. Wilander, who worked with Eurosport throughout the fortnight in Paris, had the pleasure of witnessing both men from close quarters and even occasionally interviewed them.

But in a recent interview with L’Equipe, the Swedish former World No. 1 has his say on who he feels is the best between Sinner and Alcaraz strictly from a spectator’s point of view and why the ranking is not a decisive criterion to judge their relative levels.

“Carlos Alcaraz has proved that he does not have to play his best tennis to win. He will be able to win many more Slams because to his aggressive game and the remarkable courage he shows in key points.

The match result always hinges on his performance. Sinner is World No. 1 mainly because of the ‘computer’, but Alcaraz is superior.”

The three-time major champion presently leads the head-to-head between himself and Sinner at 5-4. He overcame his competitor in five sets in the semifinal of this year’s Roland Garros.

In fact, two of Sinner’s three defeats this year have been inflicted by Alcaraz (the Spaniard also triumphed at the Indian Wells Masters in March).

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