Jannik Sinner conquered the top ten with records and fantastic performances. The italian won the fifth title of his career in Antwerp, the fourth of the season; no Italian tennis player had ever managed to lift more than three ATP trophies to the sky in the same year.
Sinner's latest big goal in this extraordinary 2021 is to qualify for the ATP Finals in Turin and continue to amaze. The 20-year-old from San Candido will have to do well at the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy to maintain eighth position in the Race.
Sinner's first opponent will be the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who is proving match after match that he possesses the necessary talent to become one of the protagonists of the ATP Tour. In case of victory against Alcaraz, Sinner would find one between Pablo Carreno Busta and Hugo Gaston in the round of 16; while the major suspect for a place in the quarter-finals of the French event in the same part of the scoreboard is world number two Daniil Medvedev.
Bertolucci on Sinner: "he will give us great satisfaction"
Paolo Bertolucci firmly believes in Sinner and in a recent interview with the Adnkronos news agency explained: "Sinner will give us great satisfaction, and this is not the time to say which ones.
Let's sit comfortably and wait for it to mature again. He is in line with expectations and he is good because he burns the stages even more. It is a process that I believe will end at 22, then it will be possible to begin to understand where the boy, who at that point will have completed his physical development, will be able to arrive, now it is too early to say.
But that he is one of the protagonists of the next few years is clear." Sinner, last week, spoke about his next opponent at the press conference. " For me he is already one of the best in the world. Mentally he is great, he knows how to manage games, hits very hard and moves very well on the court.
I watched him carefully in the third set against Berrettini and he did very well. Two years ago he wasn't like that."