Top coach analyzes Jannik Sinner's new status

Sinner debuted as the number one in the world with victory

by Simone Brugnoli
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Top coach analyzes Jannik Sinner's new status
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After reaching the semifinals at Roland Garros, Jannik Sinner has returned to action and has debuted as the number one in the world with victory after beating Tallon Griekspoor in a match fought for the first round of the ATP 500 of Halle, an encounter that had the Italian as winner 6-7, 6-3 and 6-2 after two hours and 22 minutes of action.

Sinner fought in the opening set, had a 4-0 advantage in the tiebreaker, but the Dutchman did not give up and was left with an even first set 10-8 to start with a lead at the Terra Wortmann Open, ratifying that this is his best surface, a number 27 in the world who came to this tournament after the semifinals won last week in’s-Hertogenbosch.

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The second set started in the same way, they stayed side by side in the first four games, Sinner escaped the abyss in a 0-40, won five points in a row and woke up to impose his pace and his tennis.

Of the next thirteen games, ten were next to the world’s number one, with a solid tennis, fifteen serves and added 79% of the points he played with his first service. Jannik Sinner will play the second round against Hungarian Fabian Marozsan, who left Russian Roman Safiulin 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.

 Jannik Sinner has returned to action

During a recent interview with Tennis Majors, Patrick Mouratoglou opened up on Sinner’s new status.

Patrick Mouratoglou is a big fan of Jannik Sinner, who won the Australian Open at the beginning of this year.

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“When you’re No 1, you don’t want to lose to a guy who’s No 10, No 15. But these guys, some of them are very dangerous, so they can beat him. When he plays against them, he will feel extra pressure, because he is not supposed to lose against them.

People will understand (if Sinner loses to Alcaraz). It’s normal to lose to him, but if he loses to a player who is No 10 or 15, people will start to say, ‘Oh, wow, maybe he’s not going to stay No 1’. The pressure will be greater” – Mouratoglou explained.

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