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Hello and welcome to protection from the French Open of a blockbuster semi-final between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner.

The duo from Spain and Italy respectively are the dominant forces in males’s tennis proper now and their head-to-head is tied at 4-4.

It seems like this match is an actual 50/50 toss-up with the small particulars prone to resolve the winner on Court Philippe Chatrier.

“I think everybody wants to watch this match,” Alcaraz mentioned after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas within the quarter-finals.

“When the draw came out, I think everybody wanted Jannik on my side, playing the semi-final. I think it’s going to be great for tennis and for the fans. Jannik will be a really difficult challenge, right now he’s the best player in the world, the player playing the best tennis right now.

“I hope he and I keep playing each other for the next 10 years. We’ve played some great, great matches. Thanks to him I push myself to be a better player, to improve my game to try to beat him. I’m ready to take that challenge.”

On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Sinner would change into the brand new world No 1 subsequent Monday after Novak Djokovic withdrew from the match with a knee damage. He’s the primary man from Italy to succeed in the summit of the world rating.

“It means a lot to me for sure,” he mentioned. “It’s not the best way all of us had been anticipating really. He had two very lengthy matches, powerful matches, 5 units, so it’s powerful. The first one he completed actually late additionally.

“You know, it’s powerful additionally for the match. Novak retiring, it’s all the time powerful. Talking about myself, I’m very joyful about this achievement. It’s a whole lot of work we put in day by day. It’s a day by day routine. Obviously I’m joyful to have this quantity.