Adriano Panatta praises Jannik Sinner: "We have found a new champion"

The semifinal in Indian Wells and the final in Miami crowned Jannik Sinner even more than in the past

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Adriano Panatta praises Jannik Sinner: "We have found a new champion"

The semifinal in Indian Wells and the final in Miami crowned Jannik Sinner even more than in the past. The Italian tennis player is now considered one of the pillars of the future and also of the present of tennis. Many current stars of the circuit and many former tennis players have arrived to reiterate it.

Among these, the winner of the Roland Garros in 1976, Adriano Panatta, who praised the number one in Italy after his recent performances, especially those on US hard courts, cannot be missing. "Sinner is the new Panatta? I don't think, Jannik Sinner is that because it's been 50 years since I played.

But we have found a new champion. Among emerging players, he is a complete player. He will have a great future, he will definitely be a champion," said the Davis Cup winner in an interview with Il Messaggero.

The champion of the future

Words that echo those already spoken by Panatta himself after the final in Miami, lost by Jannik Sinner against Daniil Medvedev.

"He is an extraordinary boy, very strong from a technical and mental point of view, but he is not yet like Medvedev and Djokovic," he declared. "Do I land on clay? I think he can play well anywhere, on any surface, because he has improved certain aspects of the game.

I want to see him in the Grand Slams, because we all expect him to win a tournament of this type. He will certainly win a 1000, sooner or later, don't worry," concluded the Roman tennis player on the microphones of the broadcast.

The South Tyrolean, according to the predictions of the Italian Slam champion, will win a ATP Masters 1000 tournament: the first useful opportunity after Miami is precisely Monte-Carlo, the first tournament on red clay of the Italian number one.

On the red clay of the Principality, the finalist of the Miami Open presents himself as top seed, also thanks to several withdrawals that have taken place in recent days. However, in his path there is the first seed and number one in the world, Novak Djokovic, his possible opponent in the quarterfinals.

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