Angelo Binaghi praises Jannik Sinner

Binaghi congratulated Sinner on the achievement

by Simone Brugnoli
Angelo Binaghi praises Jannik Sinner
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You never forget the first time. The officialdom of Novak Djokovic's withdrawal from Roland Garros gave the whole of Italy a historic day. Jannik Sinner is the new world number one, the first Italian to succeed in this extraordinary feat.

It was now only a matter of time, of combinations, of a few points, and today that officiality came. The 22-year-old from Alto Adige completed this fairytale day by beating Grigor Dimitrov in three sets to win his first career semifinal at Roland Garros, the third in the last four Grand Slam tournaments played.

There are already many messages from insiders praising Jannik's feat, including the president of the Italian Tennis and Padel Federation Angelo Binaghi, who commented on the historic result of the young champion from Alto Adige.

Jannik Sinner
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Angelo Binaghi praises Jannik Sinner

Angelo Binaghi congratulated Jannik Sinner on the achievement. "This incredible, historic achievement is the merit of an extraordinary guy, surrounded by a staff of absolute value" declared the number one of FITP. The president of the Federation then described this result as a success for the entire Italian tennis movement. "Jannik, moreover, has a family behind him that has given him a wealth of values ​​that have led him to achieve this result at just 22 years old. Having an Italian on top of the world fills our movement with pride and makes all the people who, together with me in this long period, have passionately dedicated their lives to the relaunch and then the success of Italian tennis, feel fulfilled.

It is a victory for the entire system, for our 14 thousand tennis teachers, for the over four thousand clubs and for all the managers who, all together, are the engine of this magnificent sport" concluded Binaghi. During the press conference, the South Tyrolean could only talk about this historic achievement, which has been his big dream since he started playing: “The most important thing is to remain the guy I am.

Success will not change me, in the end it is just a number and a title, then there is a normal life outside tennis. I want to remain the normal guy who sometimes likes to go go-karting and do ordinary things with people I love.

Obviously I hope to stay No. 1 for a while, otherwise I will be 2 or 3 but I don't want to put too much pressure on myself,” is the lucid analysis of the 22-year-old from San Candido, in the words reported by SuperTennis.

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