Jannik Sinner reveals that the courts are slippery

Jannik Sinner’s debut at Wimbledon was more complicated than expected

by Simone Brugnoli
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Jannik Sinner reveals that the courts are slippery
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"I didn’t serve very well, I struggled a bit to move the first three sets, then later I played more free. I finished however playing better and this is the good thing, I hope I can start from where I left the last game".

Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024
Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024© Julian Finney / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

Jannik Sinner’s debut at Wimbledon was perhaps more complicated than expected, but the South Tyrolean re-established the hierarchies after losing the third set and controlled without further ado both the match and the score.

Yannick Hanfmann worried the Italian in the second and in the third part finding incredible plays; then Sinner raised the level and reached Matteo Berrettini in the second round. The two faced each other on one occasion - at the Masters 1000 in Toronto in 2023 - and Sinner dominated the match by closing 6-4, 6-3.

Berrettini, however, on the grass has achieved the best results in his career, as evidenced by the historic final of Wimbledon 2021.

Jannik Sinner lost a set

"In the first round the courts are a bit more slippery so you have to be a little more careful.

Then with the roof closed it got a little drier, a little easier. However this is the grass, you can not always control everything and must be accepted. You also have to be patient," Jannik Sinner said at the press conference and in the words reported by Eurosport.

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

"Berrettini? He knows how to play well, he made the end. It will be a tough game, difficult, today I saw him and he played well. I can’t tell you any worse than him, but the board is like that, and there’s no point in even commenting.

I expect a very tough game, a bit different because it serves well and it’s the surface where he plays best. I want to take it as a challenge to see where my level is, to see how I’m playing.

I only have one previous, we played in Toronto. We know each other pretty well, just like we don’t really know each other that much. He on grass started winning right away.”

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