'What I'd like to see is a little bit more direction, like Sampras', says former star



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'What I'd like to see is a little bit more direction, like Sampras', says former star

After a great week Jannik Sinner was indicated by many as the favorite of the Miami Open final. Things did not go as expected and the blue player probably suffered the pressure of the great match, yielding in two sets to the Polish Hubert Hurkacz.

For Hurkacz this is the first Masters 1000 in his career, a trophy that allows him to reach the Best Ranking as the new number 16 in the world. Jannik Sinner was very lucid in commenting on the match stating that this was probably his worst challenge in the tournament.

The South Tyrolean tennis player spoke about this and much more, here are his specific words: "I made so many unforced errors, especially in the tiebreak of the first set, I served badly throughout the match and I couldn't play in depth.

Throughout the tournament I decided to dictate the times, I made many mistakes but honestly today was different. For me it is a very hard atiornata, losing this final is not easy at all. I'm happy with how the tournament went in the end, not the final.

Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn, when you are 19 and you play the final in Miami you know it's tough but what you want is to win. I was nervous from the start, but I really wanted to win. It was not my day, I congratulate my opponent."

Teen prodigy Jannik Sinner has turned a lot of heads recently with his results and fluid style of play. And former World No. 1 Andy Roddick believes there is still plenty of room for improvement when it comes to the 19-year-old's game.

Roddick talks about Jannik Sinner

"I've had a bunch of people ask me to comment on Jannik Sinner, a young Italian phenom," Andy Roddick said. "Love what I see from him, obviously goes big on both sides, there's a lot to like.

I mean he barely looks as if he has a grown-up body. Right now, he's only gonna get faster, he's only gonna serve bigger," the American added. "You normally see players become more consistent, maybe cut down on errors as they get older.

If I'm nitpicking I think he's a little bit error-prone on his off days." While Jannik Sinner has a big first serve, many believe he should try and be more precise with his delivery in a bid to open up the court.

Andy Roddick echoed that sentiment, and claimed that the Italian was playing into his opponents' hands despite serving at good speed. "If I'm really, really nitpicking, he can pop in 125-130 mph on his serve pretty comfortably," Roddick said.

"What I'd like to see is a little bit more direction, like Sampras. As I call it where you can hit it out wide and if you hit wide but it's coming straight, pretty easy to square up. You have that Pete thing where it went 108 out wide, but last minute before you guessed, it's kinda tailing away from your racquet strings," Roddick said.

"It makes it a lot tougher so getting a bit of that late movement on serve would make the 130 bomb even more effective."