Jannik Sinner: 'Wimbledon’s conditions are very different'

The Italian analyzed the match won against Griekspoor in a press conference

by Simone Brugnoli
Jannik Sinner: 'Wimbledon’s conditions are very different'
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As always, the one with Tallon Griekspoor, turned out to be a complicated game; as always, however, Jannik Sinner defeated the Dutchman. The South Tyrolean has won the first match as number one and gained access to the second round of the ATP 500 tournament in Halle, where he will face Fabian Marozsan.

Jannik Sinner
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Down by one set and forced to face three consecutive break balls at the start of the partial second, Sinner recovered the disadvantage and surprised Griekspoor in response finding an incredible passer-by dive able to stop the rival and amaze all the spectators on the OWL Arena.

A blow, as told by Sinner in the press conference, which changed the flow of the game.

Jannik Sinner struggled on grass

"It was a pretty tough game. The matches against Tallon are always very difficult” – Jannik Sinner said.

“It served well throughout the game, I was leading in the tie-break of the first set and then I made a couple of mistakes. A set on the grass can suddenly decide: mentally it is hard, but I tried to stay focused.

Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024
Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport

I did my best in the second set, even though I suffered. In the third set I raised the level further and that made me happy. I hope I can do even better in the next round. At the beginning it is never easy on this surface, the movements are different.

I try to be aggressive with the first shot and it can happen to be wrong sometimes. It was exciting to be back on the field and I’m happy to have achieved this level here in Halle," said Sinner. "Spectacular dive on the break ball? It all started with that lucky answer, because I know I didn’t hit the ball well.

When his shot hit the net, the ball went in the wrong direction and I knew I still had a small chance to get it back. I tried and at that moment the inertia of the game changed in my favor.

You see less serve and volley or slice on all surfaces because the game is faster and you don’t have much time to prepare those shots. At Wimbledon, however, conditions are different and we might see more variety".

Jannik Sinner