As the new tennis season approaches, players are gearing up for the Australian Open, the first major tournament of the year. British No. 1 Cameron Norrie has shared his predictions, foreseeing that Carlos Alcaraz will outperform Jannik Sinner in 2024.
Despite the rising stars being hailed as the next 'Big Three' alongside Holger Rune, Norrie believes Alcaraz's more complete game, superior movement, varied forehand, adept drop shots, and skillful volleys give him the edge for success in the upcoming year.
Norrie himself, alongside Sinner and Alcaraz, is preparing for the season, set to make his debut at the United Cup in Australia starting on December 29. However, his primary target is the 2024 Australian Open, where he aims to surpass the third round for the first time.
In Norrie's perspective, the formidable Novak Djokovic, a ten-time champion in Melbourne, remains the man to beat. Despite a challenging recent encounter at the Davis Cup finals, where Djokovic emerged victorious, Norrie acknowledges the Serbian as the current favorite, given his remarkable record in Australia.
Reflecting on his match against Djokovic, Norrie expressed pride in his improved performance and determination to challenge the world's best player. Despite the loss, Norrie considered the experience valuable in assessing his proximity to the top-ranked player globally, acknowledging Djokovic's current status as the best in the world, particularly after winning the ATP Finals the preceding week.