Alcaraz, de Miñaur and Sinner will be the main debutants of this year’s edition
The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell will bring together the main promises of the ATP circuit from April 17 to 25.
One of the main attractions of the next edition of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell will be to see the young talents of the racket who are called to lead the ATP circuit in the coming years. Some of them will make their debut at the Barcelona tournament and expectations are high.
The main attraction for the local public will be Carlos Alcaraz (No.132 of the ATP), who through an invitation will debut for the first time in the main draw of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Previously, in 2019, he already received a “wild card” to play the qualifying, but fell to the Portuguese Pedro Sousa 7-6 (5), 3-6, 1-6. Although it will be his official debut in the tournament, it will not be the first time that he plays in the official competition on the RCTB-1899 courts. Alcaraz joined this club at the age of 11 and since then (he is now 17) he has competed in many tournaments and championships on these courts. Used to leapfrogging very quickly, the disciple of Juan Carlos Ferrero is one of the great hopes of Spanish tennis to rule in the tennis world. So far, he has won the most important titles at his age, but now the most difficult path begins to confirm his good progression at a professional level.
Another of the distinguished debutants this year will be Álex de Miñaur, Australian by birth but with a Spanish mother. He developed his tennis in Alicante and his game has not gone unnoticed on the circuit. At 22 years old, his numbers are comparable to those established in his day by Lleyton Hewitt and in his record he already has four titles. The 19-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner will also have all eyes on him. He will debut in Barcelona after having won two tournaments, one this year, the ATP 250 in Melbourne prior to the Australian Open. His abilities on clay are very good and he left proof of this at the last Roland Garros where he reached the quarterfinals where only Rafa Nadal prevented him from continuing to advance.
It will also be interesting to see what other rookies like Lloyd Harris or Dominik Koepfer do. The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell will be held from April 17 to 25 on the RCTB-1899 courts.