Top ATP ace reveals his tactics against Jannik Sinner

Marozsan thinks he can win against Sinner in Halle

by Simone Brugnoli
Top ATP ace reveals his tactics against Jannik Sinner
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At 14 will be staged the last 16 in Halle between Jannik Sinner and Fabian Marozsan. A very interesting challenge that will be opposed by the two tennis players, who met on one occasion in their career. The previous one was not an ATP match, but a qualifying round for Sharm El Sheikh’s Future F2.

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

On that occasion the then 18-year-old Marozsan prevailed over Sinner, still a minor, with the result of 4-6 6-2 6-1. A lot has changed since then. The Hungarian tennis player is embarking on a good career, which led him to the current 45th position.

The Italian team has reached the first position in the ranking, surpassing the number one in the world Novak Djokovic.

Jannik Sinner is having a great season

In a pre-match press conference, Fabian Marozsan recalled his impressions of the young Jannik Sinner during their first match: "I remember I was about to play against a very young Italian player and I had time to watch the last games of his first game.

He played very fast, came into the field and put a lot of pressure on his opponent. I thought it would not be easy but that I would have a chance to beat him, being very young". I didn’t expect him to be number one in the world though," he continued.

Now the story is quite different: "Sinner is the strongest tennis player right now. Playing at the Central is like being at home, whereas I had never played here before. It’s a bit difficult and different for me.

Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024
Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024© Dan Istitene / Staff - Getty Images Sport

I will try to believe in myself and keep my focus on my service to the maximum. Maybe on grass I have a better chance of beating him or maybe only winning one set than on other surfaces. I look forward to playing, I want to enjoy this experience," he concluded.

The Australian Open champion reached the semifinals last year in this tournament, so he remains one of the big favourites to lift the title on German soil, where he will play the round of 16 against Hungarian Fabian Marozsan.

The champion of the Australian Open shared his first sensations after his Debut on this grass tour that will see him also participate in the third Major of the calendar, Wimbledon.

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