Jannik Sinner's clear analysis: "I can improve my returns"

The young Italian qualified for the quarterfinals of the Halle Open, analyzing the victory against Fabian Marozsan in the press conference, and explaining how his goal reached

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jannik Sinner's clear analysis: "I can improve my returns"
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A few too many errors forced Jannik Sinner to play the third set, where he however raised the level and defeated Fabian Marozsan, qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Halle Open. His next opponent on the grass-courts of the German ATP 500 tournament will be Jan-Lennard Struff, who beat Stefanos Tsititsipas, to join the Italian.

In the post-match press conference, Jannik analyzed what went wrong in the second set, explaining that he missed some shots and revealing how he still needs to make improvements in returning.

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"I missed some shots in the second set, even though I tried to be aggressive. There are things I can do better, as well as the return. I've only been playing on this surface for a week and I'm happy to be able to play another match here in Halle. We'll see how it goes. Another diving point? It's not a specialty. It was an important point to open the game and then I managed to break it. When the ball is not far away, it is quite easy to dive onto the grass without getting hurt. Obviously I only dive if I know I won't hurt myself. I still remember the fall in Indian Wells: in that case I was on the hard court and I made a mistake. Let's say I'm happy to have won that point and that game," he explained.

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The Italian won his second consecutive match in three sets and added important minutes in his legs: the goal is to reach his best form a few days before the start of Wimbledon.

"There are some things I can do better ahead of the Wimbledon Championships. I'm working hard enough to be more aggressive on my second serve, so it's normal to hit a few more double faults.
Let's try to prepare as best we can for Wimbledon,"
he added.

The consecutive victories obtained by Jannik Sinner against tennis players outside the top 20 have become 34. Far from trivial numbers and statistics in favor of the new world number one. The Italian reached the quarter-finals in a grass tournament for the 5th time in his career, beating Marozsan with a score of 6-4, 6(4)-7, 6-3.

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