The two-time Roland Garros winner Nicola Pietrangeli was quite critical about the Jannik Sinner's record at the ATP 500 in Beijing. The young Italian made history on Tuesday, by beating Carlos Alcaraz for the fourth time in his career and rising to 4h place in the ATP world ranking, from next Monday.
Pietrangeli commented on the excellent result from the talented 22-year-old, who will face Daniil Medvedev in the Beijing final: "I had predicted from the beginning of the year that he would finish among the top 4-5 in the world and today he proved me right.
He's predestined, that's it feel his ball: he shoots harder than anyone."
However, the 90-year-old former tennis star wanted to point out some aspects that he considered very important, arguing: "We can't talk about records because I reached number 3 in the world, when the ATP computer didn't yet exist but they were already compiling the rankings But records are made to be broken.
He may become number one but let's talk about it again when he gets my results."
Pietrangeli talked about Sinner
According to Nicola Pietrangeli Jannik Sinner will soon win a Slam tournament: "He can go up further but the leap in quality will come from winning a Grand Slam and for me he will do it soon, maybe already next year.
"In any case, I hope in a short time to comment on Sinner's other exploits, perhaps in November in Malaga in the Davis Cup. If he and the other Italians are physically well, we can win the trophy again." After the final at the ATP China Open, Sinner will fly, together with the other stars of the Tour, to Shanghai for the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
In the next event, the Italian will try to obtain official qualification for the ATP Finals in Turin. We recall Novak Djokovic and Carlitos Alcaraz already get the pass fot he year-end Master.
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