'Jannik Sinner's first-serve speeds and accuracy are up', says top coach

Sinner will make his debut in Germany for the first time ever as world number one

by Simone Brugnoli
'Jannik Sinner's first-serve speeds and accuracy are up', says top coach
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Jannik Sinner will be among the big news in the 2K25 edition of Top Spin, one of the flagship games dedicated to tennis. The presence of the new world one will represent a major upgrade for the title, which this year, among the various criticisms it has received, has found a lack of a diverse roster of players that would certainly have made it more appealing to the large audience of fans.

Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024
Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024© Tim Goode / Stringer - Getty Images Sport

The mere presence of tennis players such as Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Matteo Berrettini, among those in activity, plus timeless legends such as Roger Federer and Serena Williams, was not enough for the famous video game to fully satisfy the needs of its followers.

In the last few hours, a phase of the season that is very dear to tennis fans, the one on grass, will come to life.

Jannik Sinner wants to defend his lead

If the tournaments in Stuttgart and S-Hertogenbosch have already taken place this week, the next one will be the turn of Halle and Queen's, two events of absolute prestige. Jannik Sinner will debut in Germany for the first time ever as world number one, but he will have to deal with a rather complicated draw that will see him immediately placed against dangerous opponents.

A draw that is not simple given that we are talking about an ATP 500 tournament, which however for importance and prestige can be compared to a 1000. Griekspoor and probably Safiullin will be the first threats on his path.

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner© Clive Mason / Staff Getty Images Sport

From the quarterfinals onwards the dangers will increase. Tsitsipas or Struff and in the semifinals with all probability one between Medvedev and Bublik, although the latter is recovering from the injury in the Stuttgart tournament, a tournament where he withdrew. The main suspect for the final challenge is instead the home idol Zverev, who is in great form. Speaking on the official ATP website, Paul Annacone talked about Sinner: “His first-serve speeds and accuracy are up.

So I think when you look at those two things, and you look at his ability to return aggressively, and also first-strike tennis, power tennis, [playing] aggressively in return games… I think that’s going to be a catalyst to drive his success on the grass.”

Jannik Sinner