Francesca Schiavone on Jannik Sinner: "To win in Rome needs balance"

The Italian former Roland Garros winner talked about the Italians

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Francesca Schiavone on Jannik Sinner: "To win in Rome needs balance"

Lorenzo Sonego out in the third round at the hands of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Lorenzo Musetti defeated in the round of 16 against the same Greek player, Jannik Sinner out in the same round as the number two of Italy, at the hands of Francisco Cerundolo.

An unexpected balance for the Italians, with Sinner himself who was a candidate for the final victory of the Italian Open, as he himself declared. Someone who commented on the Italian television channel Mediaset also came to talk about this tournament in Rome: the winner of the Roland Garros in 2010 Francesca Schiavone.

"Too bad for Sinner, but I don't know if he was good against Cerundolo. I saw Musetti well and determined. He has technical and tactical parts to develop, but he has great talent," declared the former world number four in a interview given to Corriere dello Sport on the journey of Italy's number one and two in the Rome tournament.

In this same dialogue, the tennis player gave some advice to the latter two and to her other compatriots: is it possible for Italians to win the Italian Internationals? Yes, but under one precise condition: "To win in Rome, you have to find a balance between your emotions and what you normally do on the court."

The future of Schiavone

Francesca Schiavone was and is the technical voice of the matches of the Internazionali d'Italia, broadcast unencrypted on Mediaset channels.

This, however, does not exclude new horizons in her future: coaching could be another solution for the former tennis player. "I'm ready to have a player to train, maybe a man, given the setting of my tennis, which was very masculine.

Which name? An Italian perhaps, like Sinner, Musetti and Sonego, but also the youngest of Italians. Maybe I would like to spend a few months with Alcaraz and Ferrero, since I know the latter well and learn from them, she revealed in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport. Meanwhile, the Italian tennis players will among the protagonists at the upcoming Roland Garros 2023.

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