Jannik Sinner's brutal admission: “I'm disappointed"

The Italian tennis player analyzed the defeat at the Roland Garros semi-final against his Spanish rival, at the press conference

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Jannik Sinner's brutal admission: “I'm disappointed"
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"Obviously I'm disappointed with how it ended, but it's part of the process and my growth. I think it was a great match. He played better in the important moments of the sets he won. That was the key. I'm happy to have achieved the semi-finals as I was before the tournament, but on the other hand I'm disappointed with today's match. Now I want to improve, do my best and see what I can do in the future in this tournament to last year. There is another chance to play here in the Olympics."

At the press-conference psot-match, Jannik Sinner analyzed the defeat suffered in the Roland Garros semi-final against his rival Carlos Alcaraz, at the end of a very intense match, which ended in the 5th sets. Sinner, after a long battle lasting over four hours, succumbed to his Spanish rival, stopping one step away from his first historic final at the Parisian Fortnight. An intense test by the Italian player against Philippe Chatrier, but it wasn't enough to get the better of his rival, who won the second consecutive match against Sinner and is now ahead 5-4 in head-to-head matches.

Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz
Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz© Dan Istitene / Staff Getty Images Sport

Sinner finished the match without energy, understandably so, after the many weeks out due to the hip problem. However, it should be underlined that the young Italian has also shown improvements on clay. This consideration despite the second consecutive defeat against Carlitos (on two different surfaces and two important tournaments such as Indian Wells and Roland Garros) reducing his overall value a bit, compared to that of his rival Spanish, more complete than the young Italian.

Jannik, in the press conference, also spoke about the Alcaraz rivalry, explaining how it is always exciting for tennis to watch these matches.

"We always face each other in the semi-final, final or quarter-final, in very important matches. I think it's exciting for tennis, especially when the head-to-heads are so close. Whoever wins is happy and whoever loses tries to find a way to win next time. That's what I'll try to do. We study each other very well. Sometimes you can see the tension because we know each other so well. Every time we play we expect a couple of things from each other, but then everything gets confused and we make different choices on the pitch. Next time it will be different, we'll see what surface we play on. This is also very important, even if three or five is better. I had a bit of tension.

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner© Dan Istitene / Staff Getty Images Sport

First tension, then cramps. I handled the situation a little better. In other years I didn't know how to handle it. It happened at the beginning of the match, we hadn't played much, so I wasn't worried about my body. Will I watch Sunday's final? It's always difficult to watch, especially when you lose in the semi-finals. It hurts because you know you could be there, it's a different feeling than losing in the first round. I'm going to rest a bit because I went from doing nothing to playing four hours for three weeks. It was something I didn't expect, so it's good for me. Now my priority is to take care of my body and then prepare for the grass tour," he analyzed.

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