Kooyong Classic CEO: "Jannik Sinner will win a Grand Slam"
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 3075
Jannik Sinner's 2023 did not start in the best way. The Italian took part in the ATP 250 tournament in Adelaide 1 and was unable to compete at his full potential in the second set of the match against Sebastian Korda due to a hip problem.
Sinner was forced to ask for the intervention of the physiotherapist and alarmed his entire team. He immediately underwent an MRI scan to check his physical conditions and, fortunately, the tests did not reveal any serious problems.
The Italian will therefore be able to participate in the next edition of the Australian Open; last year he reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne.
Director Kooyong Classic: "Sinner will win a Grand Slam"
Sinner will also take the court at the Kooyong Classic, the famous exhibition tournament, where he will have the opportunity to challenge players like Andy Murray, Alex de Minaur, Grigor Dimitrov and Marin Cilic.
Peter Johnston, director of the Australian event, gave an interesting interview to SuperTennis and talked about Sinner's future. He told: "The attraction for the players is the story of the Kooyong Club. The stadium is attractive, but the club and we as organizers have to make sure that the event works well for the players.
Players who think it is the ideal preparation for the Australian Open come or want to come here, I think. We're ten minutes from Melbourne Park, using the same courts and balls as the Australian Open. Sinner? At the US Open, when Sinner had match points against Carlos Alcaraz, he came really close to winning the tournament.
For me he is one of those three or four players who can almost certainly now be said to win a Grand Slam. When I was managing the St. Petersburg tournament we gave him a wild card in 2019. He lost in the first round, but it was clear that he had extraordinary qualities.
Now in Australia with an Australian coach like Darren Cahill the public will be closer to him, because this association is very popular here."