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Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner will win ‘lots of Slams,’ says ATP star

Daniil Medvedev says it’s becoming clear that Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner are going to be at the very top of tennis for a long time – and he is not relishing the task of stopping them.

Medvedev has felt the sting of both players this season, losing to Sinner in the final of the Australian Open and Alcaraz in the final at Indian Wells.

Sinner, 21, and Alcaraz, 20 are already Grand Slam winners – the Spaniard having already won two – and they appear to be the first generational talents tennis has seen since the emergence of the ‘big three’ nearly 20 years ago.

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Having seen both players up close, and been denied important titles by both, Medvedev is expecting to finding them in his path probably for the rest of his career.

Asked if he saw Carlos Alcaraz as a long-term elite player, Medvedev said: “Definitely.

“I think at this moment, because everything can change, you know, there can be new young guys coming up. There can be someone who is, I don’t know, 22 right now, like Luca Nardi I think 21, and suddenly maybe this year after this win he’s going to do some crazy things. You never know.

“But Carlos and Jannik, for the moment, just them, they already established themselves to say we are here, we’re going to try to win as many tournaments as possible.

“Then it’s always a question, do they win 9, 10, 12 slams, which is amazing, or do they go for 25 to beat Novak, which is a bit more of a special number. And you never know. Who knows?

“Maybe at 30 Carlos says, I’m tired of tennis, I stop, or maybe he’s going to play until he’s 45, and the medicine improves so much he can do it.

“It’s tough to answer this question, but I’m sure that Carlos and Jannik will have a lot of slams. But until I play I hope I can sometimes try to beat them because it’s a very tough job, very tough task.”

Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner will be the top two seeds at the Miami Open after world number one Novak Djokovic opted to withdraw from the tournament.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.