Jannik Sinner is aware of all about late-night thrill exhibits with Carlos Alcaraz.
Sinner hopes this Miami Open plot line results in a semifinal showdown vs. the world No. 1.
The Tenth-seeded Sinner endured Emil Ruusuvuori and a few two-hour rain interruption to energy into the Miami Open semifinals with a 6-3, 6-1 conquest. Sinner raised his Miami Open file to 12-2.
Intoxicated by their epic conflict on the US Open final summer season and newest rematch within the Indian Wells semifinals, the tennis world relishes one other Alcaraz vs. Sinner showdown.
So too, does Sinner.
“I said to my team after Indian Wells I would love to play against Carlos, because let’s see what’s happening, no, but, you know, let’s see,” Sinner instructed the media in Miami after defeating Ruusuvuori.
Earlier this month at Indian Wells, Sinner defeated defending champion Taylor Fritz 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 then misplaced to Alcaraz 7-6(4), 6-3 within the semifinals. The 19-year-old Alcaraz went on to beat Daniil Medvedev and win Indian Wells.
Defending Miami champion Alcaraz should beat Taylor Fritz in tonight’s scheduled quarterfinal to make the rematch occur. Sinner mentioned Alcaraz brings extra selection to the courtroom, whereas Fritz is a pure ball striker, who can serve large.
“If I play against Taylor, it is a little bit different than I play against Carlos,” Sinner mentioned. “Carlos is, yeah, he can mix up the game a little bit more. Talking about last match, and if we play here, I would be happy to play against him again because I look forward for these kind of matches. As I said there, I feel like he makes me a better player.:
Asked if quicker court conditions could favor him if he meets Alcaraz, Sinner pointed out he has had success on different surface speeds against the US Open champion.
“I received towards him on grass. I received towards him on clay, and the clay was very sluggish in Umag,” Sinner said. “We performed within the night, and it was fairly sluggish. Here the courtroom is quick. I do not know. I feel we each really feel good right here on these courts. Also, him, I noticed him taking part in his — he is clearly transferring very, very quick and all the things, so the courtroom, for certain, is completely different.
“We will know after the match, but as I said, he has a tough Let’s see what’s coming here, no? The court is different. Yeah, I’m just looking forward for these kind of matches, no? And then we see the outcome, and if it’s good, it’s good. If not, we see what we have to improve again.”
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