A difficult final both for the opponent and for a fugitive physical condition. This is the summary of the last act of the Miami Open, where Daniil Medvedev triumphed, beating Jannik Sinner in two sets not in perfect physical shape.
He too admitted it in the post-defeat press conference: "I didn't wake up very well, I felt a bit of pain but I still took the field and tried to take advantage of this opportunity." Some former Italian tennis players, interviewed by gazzetta.it, also came to talk about the physical strength of the number one in Italy.
One of them is Filippo Volandri, the captain of the Davis Cup of Italy, who has already coached the Italian tennis player in the fundamental stages of the team competition. Volandri explained: "Jannik has made a lot of progress, the results of this beginning of the year prove it.
Then it takes time to metabolize the work with Cahill and Vagnozzi. Given the matches played on US hard courts, Sinner lacks matches of the highest level; Indian Wells and Miami will be useful to improve the last technical and physical details."
Also other players xpressed on Sinner
Of the same idea is another former Italian tennis player, Diego Nargiso, who underlined that Jannik Sinner's problem is not at all a physical problem in itself.
“It was a combination of things. The transition from the surface of Indian Wells to that of Miami and certainly the expenses in the semifinal against Alcaraz. He must learn to manage physical and mental energies. He will succeed, only more high-level matches are needed," he declared in the interview, specifying that this change is especially needed in Grand Slam tournaments, where playing the best of five and not being able to always push to the maximum.
The next Grand Slam, however, is far away: the Roland Garros will appear in June, first in the blue there are the ATP 1000 stages of the red clay, from Monte-Carlo to the home tournament, or the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
Sinner should have the chance to showed the progress he showed in the first part of the season also on clay and grass-courts.
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