Former coach calls Sinner’ the Chosen one’ and comments on Alcaraz’s serve

Former Serena Williams coach Rick Macci has an overwhelming sense regarding Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner. Macci has a good grasp of the game and usually has a pleasant attitude, but he is notable for his ability to watch players critically.

Alcaraz And Sinner
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Rick Macci, a former coach of Serena Williams, has strong opinions about Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz. Macci is noteworthy for his ability to observe players critically, even though he has a strong understanding of the game and typically has a positive outlook. However, Macci believes Alcaraz’s serve has a serious flaw.

Right now, it seems like Sinner is the player on the rise. Since winning Wimbledon in July of last year, Alcaraz has not been the winner of a tournament. Since then, Sinner has won four tournaments, including his first Grand Slam in the Australian Open final against Daniil Medvedev.

There isn’t a single major defect in either player. Both players have exceptional court mobility and can hit balls quickly from any spot on the court. They both have excellent touches as well, but Alcaraz’s is extraordinary and might be the best tennis anyone has ever seen.

Macci recently posted on X: “Biomechanically, Alcaraz checks most boxes. But the racquet leaks 25 percent too soon into the back. The shoulder setup is microscopically off, creating less natural fluidity and not delivering the optimal head speed.”

He wrote in another post: This year will set the table in many ways for @Janniksin, as now he is the Chosen One but the Number One quality I see inside and out of an Italian flame thrower is Number One.”

Carlos Alcaraz in 2024

Carlos Alcaraz

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2024 Highlights

Ranked no.2, the Spaniard played his last match on the 24th of January when he was overcome by world no.6 Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-3 6-7(2) 6-4 in the quarter of the Australian Open (draw).

This year Alcaraz achieved a 4-1 match record.

Alcaraz will compete next in Buenos Aires (Argentina Open). He will start the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 12th of February.

Australian Open
Alcaraz's Record

Jannik Sinner in 2024

Jannik Sinner

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22 year old
2024 Highlights

Now the world no.4 (career-high), the Italian played his last match on the 28th of January when he defeated world no.3 Daniil Medvedev 3-6 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-3 in the final of the Australian Open to win his 12th career title.

Currently, during this season Sinner achieved an overall 7-0 win-loss record. This year, Jannik conquered 1 tournament at the Australian Open.

Sinner is scheduled to compete next in Rotterdam (ABN AMRO Open). He will start the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 12th of February.

Australian Open
Sinner's Record

Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner fought against each other 8 times. Their actual record is 4-4. Previously, the last time they locked horns, Jannik Sinner won 7-6(4) 6-1 in the semifinal in Beijing (China Open) in October 2023.

You can see them in action in the following highlights.