This week on the ATP Tour, three ATP 250 tournaments spread across two continents feature Top 20 players on clay and hard courts. Carlos Alcaraz, the current champion, will be the main attraction at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open in Umag, and Dominic Thiem will be a major draw at the Generali Open in Kitzbühel.
On the hard court of the Atlanta Open, John Isner will attempt to win his sixth championship in the country. 5 Attractions in Umag 1) Carlos Alcaraz is the reigning champion. Carlos Alcaraz won his maiden championship in the ATP 250 last year, and Umag has fond memories of him.
After competing in the final in Hamburg against Lorenzo Musetti, the Spaniard, who was ranked No. 73 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings when he won the trophy a year ago, will lead the field as the top seed. He will make his Top 5 debut on Monday at the age of 19, and his victories in Miami and Madrid marked his ATP Masters 1000 debut this year.
2) Jannik Sinner will compete for the first time since making it to the Wimbledon quarterfinals in Umag in 2022 as he pursues his maiden championship. Six times this season, the 20-year-old Italian has advanced to the quarterfinals, although he hasn’t yet added to his five ATP Tour victories this year total.
Sinner, who made it to the second round of the competition in his tournament debut in 2019, will make his debut against either Jaume Munar or Mikael Ymer. Baez follows his mentors: The current season for Sebastian Baez is the best of his career. On the clay courts of Estoril, the Argentine won his maiden prize. Earlier this month, he advanced to the final in Bastad but lost to fellow countryman Francisco Cerndolo.
A rising talent is Carlos Alcaraz.
In a recent interview with Nova TV, Goran Ivanisevic, Djokovic‘s current coach, discussed Carlos Alcaraz and emphasized the magnificence of the Big 3. Ivanisevic stated, “I don’t need to waste any words on everything that Alcaraz has done this year.
Everyone believes that he could be the greatest of all time, but it’s difficult to say because Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer have accomplished so much, the speaker continued. The former player from Croatia also predicted that Italy’s Jannik Sinner will join Alcaraz as one of the sport’s future greats in remarks made prior to the start of the ATP Crotia Open in Umag.
“When I see the draw, we certainly have the future number one in the world, Alcaraz, as well as Sinner, who will be one of the leading tennis players in the world,” Ivanisevic said further.