….it seems winning Majors is in fact a little more taxing than winning Barcelona. It was an enjoyable match that Sinner dominated for long stretches. Alcatraz showed grit in fighting off half a dozen match points. But I still wonder exactly what makes him the clear favorite among the youngsters. He has a stellar drop shot, but it isn’t as effective on grass…even less so on hard courts.
When Sinner was playing freely he dominated young Traz, what part of his game is going to get better to dominate the other youngsters. I’m not seeing it, he seems very mature already as a player.
Sinner by contrast has an opportunity to improve his net play to back up his excellent serve.
Whatever may be, Alcatraz looks less and less likely to be a teen age Major winner.