In three meetings between Sinner and Alcaraz on three distinct major circuit surfaces, Jannik has prevailed on clay and grass while the Spanish player has only done so on Bercy cement. The Italian number one offered some fascinating comments and described the match in the following way during the award ceremony hosted by the Croatian organizers: “Well, good evening to everyone. First of all, Carlos, you continue to improve with each passing week.
Congratulations to your team! I appreciate the support of my team because we have experienced some poor luck in this 2022. I want to thank everyone, from the tournament management to the ball guys, and I hope to succeed now that the American season has begun.”
Alcaraz offers feedback on his work.
Carlos Alcaraz, who lost the Umag final 7-6, 1-6, 1-6, essentially broke down at the start of the second set. He plummeted, playing tennis unbefitting of his talent after failing to convert nine break points, while Jannik Sinner made his shots.
The Spaniard freely acknowledged during a press conference that he had lost track of the game. “I had numerous opportunities, and it’s difficult to defeat somebody like Jannik if you don’t take advantage of them. He improved after the first set, and I was unable to serve well.
There was a time when I didn’t know what to do or how to get him to play. The crucial factor was when he began to respond. I continued to miss and show less vigor. I’ll try not to do that next time.”