Alberto Lledo describes how Carlos Alcaraz fell short of Jannik Sinner in the Umag championship match. Alcaraz had never lost an ATP Tour final prior to the matches played against Lorenzo Musetti and Sinner at Hamburg and Umag, respectively.
The two Italian players were able to unsettle the young Spanish tennis star, who had previously won five championships. They eventually defeated him in three sets. Particularly Sinner ended up dominating the final two half and only giving his rival two games.
“As he continued to play better, I lost my strategy for playing against him. After that game, I’ve been unable to come up with answers. physical circumstances? There was no recording. I just wasn’t sure how to handle him.
I didn’t feel that way since I haven’t been really forceful. He upped the bar, and I made a lot of errors “Alcaraz himself gave a news conference explanation.
Lledo reenters the final against Sinner that Alcaraz fell to.
The 19-year-old from Murcia’s physical trainer, Alberto Lledo, emphasized on his player’s physical state in an interview.
He clarified: “Carlos isn’t, in my opinion, lacking the spark. In the championship match against Sinner, I believe the mental component was important. He played well in the first set and got out to a strong start in the second, but he suffered from blowing six straight break points.
The outcome of that game decided the match. He has played a lot of games this year, but less tournaments. A boy who is still in his teenage years can learn from losing a final since it provides him experience.
We must keep in mind his age.” Alcaraz can still be happy with his most recent ATP Tour performances. The Spaniard has actually moved up to position four in the world rankings as a result of his two final appearances in Hamburg and Umag. He will try to maintain this position at least through the start of the US Open. The Italian and the Spaniard will now be prominent players on hard courts in the US season.