The victories are not lacking even in the prestigious appointments and in the standings his situation does not undergo important changes, either positively or negatively. What creates the most discussion is linked to the current level of play after the choice to rely on the guidance of Simone Vagnozzi.
Jannik Sinner is the reference of Italian tennis in this phase, given the prolonged injury to the right hand of Matteo Berrettini, and he will also try to give a great satisfaction to himself and his fans at the Master 1000 in Madrid.
However, the problems for the Italian remain different and do not allow for guarantees on performance in the field: the body has never been at the top since the beginning of 2022 and the athlete has been forced to call a medical timeout almost always in every match.
The ailments from Indian Wells onwards did not concern a single part of the body, but many between the stomach, blisters on the feet and groin (the last one in Spain, with the suspension at the debut requested more to verify that there was not something serious).
The argument that has taken hold in recent weeks is whether the native of San Candido did well to part with Riccardo Piatti. Not a few professionals and enthusiasts have noticed an involution of the game of the talented 20-year-old from the change of coach, also due to the not optimal conditions in which he is forced to play recently.
The number 12 in the world continues to work to add variations to his standard baseline game, which is not usual and therefore leads him to make more mistakes, especially on bad days. The improvements to the net are 'reassuring' but we will have to wait a few months and a Sinner at 100% form to see the first (concrete) fruits of the work he is carrying out.
Mindset is a certainty
The almost absolute certainty of the current version of the Italian? Definitely the great mental strength, which has become one of the best on the circuit this season, after some lessons taken and assimilated in 2021.
Regardless if in confidence or on a bad day, when you have to play the crucial points of a set (facing a break point or something even more decisive) the courage and desire not to give up of Jannik Sinner rise to the chair and revolutionize the trend and the outcome of the match.
At his debut in the Spanish capital, the blue did it again: under a set and a break, he managed to cancel three match points to the American Tommy Paul and overturn the confrontation. It is the fourth time this year that the native of San Candido raises his situation to a point of defeat: it happened in Dubai with Davidovich Fokina, in Miami with Ruusuvuori and Carreno Busta.
In the decisive moments of a match, Jannik has shown several times that he is a factor: winning this type of race always brings a lot of morale, but it must not become a habit.