WATCH: Jannik Sinner trains at Indian Wells with Tommy Haas

The Italian aims to reach an incredible new milestone at the BNP Paribas Open

by Lorenzo Ciotti
WATCH: Jannik Sinner trains at Indian Wells with Tommy Haas
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Jannik Sinner arrived in Indian Wells to take part in the BNP Paribas Open from 6 to 17 March. The first ATP Masters 1000 of the season to be played in California, on the Indian Wells hard-courts.

The 22-year-old has thus joined Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, who just set foot in the United States of America a few days ago.

The two champions are certainly the most expected of the event, as is the 22-year-old coached by Simone Vagnozzi and Darren Cahill for having triumphed at the Australian Open and still being undefeated this season (12-0 record collected between Melbourne and Rotterdam, in which he was another title arrived).

In the first training session held, Sinner exchanged with former world number 2 tennis player Tommy Haas, currently director of the competition since 2016. A particular and special privilege for Jannik, who immediately wants to find good sensations in 'paradise' in view of the competition 'debut.

Sinner aims to become ATP No.2

Victory at Indian Wells would allow Sinner to gain another position in the ATP world ranking. In fact, if Carlos Alcaraz were not to defend the title won last year and, at the same time, Jannik reached the semi-final or final, he would obtain the No.2 spot in the ATP Ranking, never achieved by any Italian so far in history.

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Other combinations would then come into play in Miami, a tournament in which the young Italian has the points from the 2023 final coming out. But at the moment all attention is focused on the BNP Paribas Open.

Just over a week available to adapt to the current California conditions and become familiar with the surface, very congenial to his game as he has been confirming at great levels in recent months.

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