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ATP Legacy: Sinner Looks Back On Classic Alcaraz Matchup In Miami SFs

Italian earned first win against a reigning World No. 1
October 26, 2023
Jannik Sinner celebrates his Miami triumph over Carlos Alcaraz.
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Jannik Sinner celebrates his Miami triumph over Carlos Alcaraz. By ATP Staff

Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz have already played many memorable matches in their Lexus ATP Head2Head rivalry, with Sinner currently leading the series 4-3. Of their many high-quality encounters, one in particular stands out from the 2023 ATP Tour season.

At the ATP Masters 1000 in Miami, Sinner earned his first win against a reigning World No. 1 with a comeback victory against the Spaniard. Sinner sat down with ATP Uncovered to reflect on the epic match, which earned him a measure of revenge two weeks after he lost to Alcaraz in the Indian Wells semi-finals. 

A memorable opening set included one of the points of the season, won by Sinner. The Italian won the all-action exchange with a forehand passing shot, but Alcaraz quickly answered.

"I still lost the game," Sinner said with a laugh. "One point is good, but you can't win the game..."

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Alcaraz took the opening set in a tie-break, but Sinner stayed the course and ultimately found a way to advance to his second Miami final in three years with a 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2 triumph.

"I was serving very well," he said when analysing one crucial game in the second set. "After I won this game, my confidence started to grow and the momentum started to shift a little bit."

Watch the full video below to see the moment Sinner pinpointed as the turning point in the match.

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