Navratilova: Djokovic is superb however Alcaraz takes tennis to a unique degree

Boris Becker and Martina Navratilova, two tennis legends and ambassadors of the Laureus Awards, held a joint press convention on the Palacio de Cibeles by which they reviewed their careers and quite a few present points, corresponding to the brand new rivalry between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner.

For the Czech-American tennis participant, winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, Carlos Alcaraz is the tennis participant of the second: “I’ve to say that Carlos is so full…. Djokovic is unimaginable however Alcaraz takes tennis to a unique degree as a result of he improvises higher than anybody else”.

Becker picked up the gauntlet of his companion within the Laureus and was keen about what he noticed final yr in the one Grand Slam on grass.

“Wimbledon has given us matches for historical past however I feel final yr’s closing between Alcaraz and Djokovic was probably the most thrilling I’ve ever seen,” Navratilova stated.

Each additionally spoke about Rafa Nadal and agreed that an important factor is that the Spaniard can retire as he has at all times dreamed, on the observe and being aggressive.

“I hope he will get to play a couple of extra months in circumstances as a result of Rafa has been the right and definitive competitor. In actual fact, if you concentrate on his nice profession you come to the conclusion that he has lasted longer than all of us anticipated as a result of his tennis was at all times very bodily and that has meant that he has suffered many accidents,” stated Navratilova.

Becker joined within the reward, hoping that the Spanish legend “manages to succeed in Roland Garros and even the Paris Video games. Nadal has made the unattainable attainable. I’ve by no means seen a tennis participant who labored so laborious and so properly the factors as Rafa“.

Reward for Sinner

Navratilova and the German tennis participant additionally spoke about Jannik Sinner, highlighting above all his development within the final yr. “Jannik is unbelievable. He’s the proof of how work lets you enhance and play on the highest degree. I am wanting ahead to the subsequent ten years and the duels between Alcaraz, Sinner and another participant who can be a part of.”

Becker, for his half, highlighted the Italian’s head, with him sharing that reddish hair that he was identified for, one thing he joked about. “I like Jannik and I like his psychological angle. Alcaraz throws probably the most spectacular punches however Sinner‘s aggressive intuition is unmatched. That makes him nearly at all times win the final level of the match.”

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