Sinner and Medvedev’s Approach for the Shanghai Masters Reeling Off Debilitating Loss to Jannik Sinner, Scared Carlos Alcaraz Dishes Out Real Feeling About His Notorious Rivals

Published 10/08/2023, 9:58 AM EDT

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A healthy competition makes you put forth the best within you. World’s No. 2, Carlos Alcaraz is constantly trying to take the 1st spot in ATP Singles ranking. Carlos is however not alone in this race. After his recent win at the Shanghai Masters’ Round of 64, Alcaraz expressed his beliefs when asked about the competition.

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The world’s No. 3 Daniil Medvedev and No. 4 Jannik Sinner are closely following Alcaraz to come out on the top. All 3 of them put forth their best performance this year. So, it gets quite challenging to pick one candidate for the spot. 

Are Jannik and Medvedev scary opponents for Carlos Alcaraz?

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After his elimination in the semi-final round of the China Open, Alcaraz put all his focus into winning the Shanghai Masters. Now that the China Tournament is done, things are getting interesting. Both Medvedev and Sinner have entered the Shanghai Masters after their finals in Beijing. When Carlos was reminded of the fact that his two major competitors were also doing incredibly well, this is what he had to say:

“That’s a tough one. Both of them. I saw that Medvedev won 42 or 42 matches on hard court this year. It’s amazing. Obviously Jannik beat me in Beijing, playing such a high level. I really want to face them, both of them. Before that I have to win my matches, and they as well. But both are players that probably, you know, it’s scary to face them, you know, on court, but I like that kind of challenge. I’m really wanting that. I want to play my best level to find the final and probably face them.”

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Carlos without hesitating acknowledges Medvedev and Sinner as strong contenders due to their recent successes on hard courts. According to the Spaniard, both of them are intimidating opponents. However, he welcomes the challenge.

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He is well aware that he needs to win his matches first. If they do the same, Carlos is bravely looking forward to facing them in the later stages. The Spaniard is eager to play at his best level and potentially meet them in the final.

Although Alcaraz doesn’t seem to lose faith in himself, he understands that his journey will not be smooth. Apart from Sinner and Medvedev, Carlos also has to beat the Champion himself. Novak Djokovic is going strong in his position as the World’s No.1. The Shanghai Masters can be a good lead for Carlos. 

Sinner and Medvedev’s approach for the Shanghai Masters

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The Italian, Jannik Sinner defeated his Russian counterpart in the finals of the China Open after a tough battle. Switching to the Shanghai Masters, who all will make it to the Semi-finals is a question worth asking. Although, no one knows. Every talent in the sport offers something unique, so it’s not easy to make a prediction just yet.

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In the round of 64, Sinner played two explosive sets against the American Marcos Giron of 7⁹-6⁷ and 6-2. Daniil on the other hand had an equally impressive match of 6-3 and 6-3 against Cristian Garin. It’ll be interesting to see if all 3 of the top rankers can make it to the semi-finals. 

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Alcaraz has shown multiple times how he is a man of confidence. Even though the competition might be tougher than what he imagined, the 20-year-old knows how to make his wins count.

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Charrvi Singh is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. Passionate about both psychology and sports, Charrvi brings a unique perspective to the world of sports journalism. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate information, she is dedicated to providing readers with insightful analyses and up-to-date coverage of the tennis world.
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