In just under a week, one of the most heartfelt events of the tennis season will start, the Roland Garros. The second major of the year, after the Australian Open, will mark the end of clay events in Europe. Many tournaments that have passionate fans in the last period.
Monte-Carlo, Madrid and Rome were the most illustrious ones, but Barcelona also gave a show. After Rafael Nadal's painful announcement regarding his forfeit at the Parisian slam, of which he is a record holder, having won it no less than 14 times, interesting scenarios are opening up on various tennis players who could compete for the prestigious final title.
One of the most anticipated men in the draw is the Italian number one Jannik Sinner. The Italian will be the 8th seed. Fresh from an unforgettable experience at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, where he came out surprisingly against the Argentine Francisco Cerundolo, the South Tyrolean wants to redeem himself and improve his performance in Paris, where two years ago he went as far as the quarterfinals.
Waiting to know the draw, the Italian is preparing the very important match, training with Dominic Thiem, a former finalist. These days many fans and insiders enjoy making predictions on who can lift the prestigious trophy on 11 June.
One of these is the former American legend John McEnroe, who gave an interview to Marca, touching on various topics. From favorites in Paris, to the brightest talents of the new generation. One of these is precisely Jannik Sinner, on which the 7-time Grand Slam champion has expressed an interesting opinion:
McEnroe on Jannik Sinner's condition
McEnroe explained: "The first thing is to be healthy.
He is having many physical problems, which are sometimes a product of the pressure one feels due to the expectations placed on him. I don't know if he trains too much or too little. I'm not part of his daily life. I know he signed Darren Cahill to step up and there are times where it seems like he can do it.
He could have won the US Open if he had won the match with Alcaraz. I would be very surprised if he doesn't win a Grand Slam soon. When he stops getting injured, his confidence in him will increase." Who has the best chance of winning the second slam of the year? John is sure: "First of all Alcaraz, and then Djokovic.
We are at the end of an era and more like Carlos and Rune are coming. The Spaniard has shown he's ready, the other youngsters aren't yet. He will have the most pressure of all."