Pietrangeli: "Jannik Sinner next year in the Top-5"

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Pietrangeli: "Jannik Sinner next year in the Top-5"

The former tennis champion, legend of our sport in Italy, Nicola Pietrangeli, had beautiful words towards the young countryman South Tyrolean tennis player Jannik Sinner. As reported by Italian newspaper Libero, the former tennis player has enhanced Jannik's skills and predicted a bright future for him.

Here are his words: "Since the beginning of the year I have said that he would have entered the top 10 in the world and so he did, for next year I foresee his entry into the Top 5 and I think he can stay here for some time.

Jannik is a phenomenon, just hear the noise that the ball makes on his racket, it is different from all the others. I think this guy can beat anyone, including Novak Djokovic. He is right Isner and other tennis players who have played in the past, his growth margins are incredible."

Italy in Davis Cup 2021

The adventure of Italy ended earlier than expected with Italian players who came out, even quite sensationally, from the Davis Cup against Croatia, beaten 2 to 1 against Cilic's team and above all the double champions Mektic and Pavic.

The Croatian nation won the decisive double, but the point that gave them the surprising victory is the first single where Lorenzo Sonego fell by surprise against the number 279 in the world, the Croatian number two Gojo.

So many difficulties for the Turin player, perhaps too excited, and in some ways too wasteful that they gave the victory to Croatia. The young Jannik Sinner was trying to drag the blues, who evened the score by overturning a match that saw him in clear difficulty against the former number 4 in the world Marin Cilic.

The Croatian tennis player served for the match in the second set, but Jannik responded in style and won the partial at the tiebreak and then closed the games in the third set. With the exception of a few misses, his Davis debut was excellent, he won all three singles against the United States, Colombia and Croatia.

Sinner, despite some ups and downs e some criticisms about his absence from Tokyo 2021, played a beautiful season, reaching the top-10 of the World Ranking just during the ATP Finals in Turin.