Schett on Sinner's growth: "He took his tennis to another dimension"

The former tennis player and Eurosport commentator analyzed the growth of the young Italian

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Schett on Sinner's growth: "He took his tennis to another dimension"
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The former tennis player and Eurosport commentator Barbara Schett highlighted Jannik Sinner's enormous progress during her program on the sports channel. The former tennis player used as a yardstick his great rival, Carlos Alcaraz, who achieved important successes before him, but who now no longer seems so far ahead.

"Sinner has taken his tennis to another dimension in recent years and I like his progression. He is a little slower than Carlos Alcaraz but physically he has changed visibly, he has gained five or six kilos. He cuts corners more than before, taking time away from his opponent, and his shots are even more powerful, as is his serve. I remember the final of him against Medvedev in Vienna last year and now he is even better by one or two percentage points," she explained.

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner© Kelly Defina / Stringer Getty Images Sport
 

Mats Wilander, Barbara Schett's colleague on Eurosport, also spoke about the evident progress of the Italian tennis player.

"There are many things that struck me about Jannik Sinner's success, but what I remember most of all is that he never panicked. He is very impressive for a young player who was playing in his first Grand Slam final and quickly found himself down two sets to zero. I don't think I've ever seen such a feat from a 22-year-old," said the former Swedish tennis player.

The growth of Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner's exponential growth in recent months has impressed everyone. Between 2023 and this first month of 2024 the blue has reaped what has been sown in these years of hard work. From the first Masters 1000 in Toronto, to the 500 in Vienna and Beijing, passing through the historic success with his national team in the Davis Cup.

The last great achievement came in Melbourne where the 22-year-old won his first Slam at the Australian Open, without forgetting the Finals, which he just missed. A very rapid rise that got the whole world talking, which now always expects the best from him.

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