Jannik Sinner honestly admits to having watched Alcaraz vs. Tiafoe

The Italian, who played a monstrous performance at the Wimbledon 3rd round against Miomir Kecmanovic, analyzed the challenge and spoke about the match between his Spanish rival and the American

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jannik Sinner honestly admits to having watched Alcaraz vs. Tiafoe
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Jannik Sinner show the Centre Court a simply monstrous performance, beating Miomir Kecmanovic in straight sets (6-1 6-4 6-2) and qualifying for the 4th round of the Wimbledon Championships. The Italian, after the tough derby against his countryman Matteo Berrettini in the 2nd round that lasted four hours, did not feel the physical strain, clear proof of his athletic improvements shown over the past year.

The Italian tennis player controlled the exchanges from the first to the last point and never struggled in his service games. In the slightly more balanced set - the second - Sinner raised the bar when it mattered and put distance between himself and his opponent.

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

In the post-match media interview, the Italian tennis player said he was satisfied with the level of tennis he showed in the 3rd round, talking about his next opponent in the 4th round and also admitting that he watched the match between his rival Carlitos Alcaraz and the American Frances Tiafoe.

"I’m happy. It was a really long day, so I’m really happy that I started the match earlier than last time and that I finished in three sets. I felt much better on the court, I’m really happy with my performance," he said.

Talking about the way he manages his time while waiting to enter the court, Sinner exlained: "We wait a long time, but it’s an honor to play on Centre Court. We can wait calmly. Carlos Alcaraz’s match was long, then the women’s match ended in two sets. I was pumped and I couldn’t wait to enter the court. Alcaraz-Tiafoe? I watched a bit of the match. It was beautiful and high-level. Carlos raised the level in the tie-break of the fourth and then played better in the fifth, and that's where it ended."

Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner
Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner© Julian Finney / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

On the possible next opponent, either Ben Shelton or Denis Shapovalov, Sinner analyzed:

"I and my team will watch the match. It's something I like to do. It will be a little different because we're talking about two left-handed players. My team will tell me what the keys to the match will be, but I will definitely watch it a little. We always keep working, because it's not just about this tournament but also the future ones. Obviously we try a lot of things in practice, then when a match becomes easier I do it during the match. If you don't feel comfortable doing something in practice, you'll never be able to do it in a match. I also go to the gym a lot to get stronger physically," he said.

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