'Jannik Sinner always seemed very professional', says former No.1

Jannik Sinner will play this week a tournament in which last year reached the semifinals

by Simone Brugnoli
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'Jannik Sinner always seemed very professional', says former No.1
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After Roland Garros and the clay tour through Europe, the time comes for the green grass that will be the scene of the next big tournaments of the professional circuit of knights, championships that will lead to Wimbledon as the highlight of this series of competitions.

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One of these great events is the ATP 500 in Halle, a German event that will feature world number one player, Jannik Sinner, who will play for the first time as the best player on the planet.

The 22-year-old Italian already adds several training days in Germany adapting his game to the speed of this surface, which like brick dust, requires time and dedication to make the necessary adjustments in each player’s tennis.

Jannik Sinner will play this week in Halle

Jannik Sinner will play this week a tournament in which last year reached the semifinals, where he will be one of the favorites in a tournament to which he is very grateful for trusting him some time ago when he was granted an invitation to participate in the main draw.

Jannik Sinner will have a demanding path on German soil, his first encounter will be against the Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor, a picture in which also stand out names like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev or Alexander Zverev.

"The first day you have to make the moves on the surface and it is difficult, especially when you play the first rounds against players who have played before on grass. They have some feeling, but this is a place where they believed in me, they gave me a wild card in the past.

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So I’m glad to be back here and I hope I can show good tennis right away," Sinner said in his reunion with the media.

In a recent interview, Daniil Medvedev praised the Italian: “Everyone could see straight away that he had big potential.

The thing about potential is it is always tricky. You never know if it is going to grow, but he always seemed very professional and serious, and usually these are the big ingredients for this potential to become reality.”

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