Nicola Pietrangeli envious of Jannik Sinner: "I have won more titles"

The former Italian legend has released incredible words about his young countryman

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Nicola Pietrangeli envious of Jannik Sinner: "I have won more titles"
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The former Italian tennis legend Nicola Pietrangeli expressed himself on Jannik Sinner, using less than flattering words. The former Italian champion has repeatedly expressed his desire to reiterate his uniqueness in Italian tennis and, even after Sinner's incredible journey at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, he left a clear message.

Sinner stopped just one step away from a historic triumph at the Masters Tournament. Novak Djokovic prevented him from becoming the first Italian to win the ATP Finals. Sinner had defeated the Serbian last Tuesday but was unable to repeat the feat in the final of the tournament.

Pietrangeli shares words of jealousy towards Sinner?

Pietrangeli, in an interview on Radio Rai 1, explained: "Who is stronger between me and Sinner? It's a comparison that can't be made. I'm just saying that Sinner has won a few titles and I've won 48 tournaments, even if not all of them are very important.

Jannik was very good, he is 22 years old, he has 10 years to win, we just have to compliment him. Adriano Panatta is a television commentator, in my opinion, as I would do it, more as a fan, spontaneous, perhaps Bertolucci is more of a speaker, more professional." Sinner will be back on the field next Thursday for Italy's match in the Davis Cup.

The team led by Filippo Volandri will challenge the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the historic team event. According to the latest news, Sinner should also participate in the eventual decisive double teaming up with Simone Bolelli.

We recall Sinner has won his first ATP Masters 1000 this season, on the hard-courts of Toronto. In his career he won a total of 10 titles. The Italian will, the next season, the chance to compete for the most importan titles. 2023 tell us Sinner is ready to challenge all his rival: from Alcaraz to Djokovic, also in the Grand Slam events.

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