Jannik Sinner tries out the difficulties of wheelchair tennis

The Italian champion did some rallies with the British wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Jannik Sinner tries out the difficulties of wheelchair tennis
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Jannik Sinner reached the quarterfinals of the Miami Open thanks to the victory in straight sets against the Australian tennis player Christopher O'Connell. The Italian will face Tomas Machac in the quarterfinals of the ATP Masters 1000 in Florida.

The Italian generally offered a good, if less dominant, performance compared to the tennis he showed up until Rotterdam. Sinner seems a little tired, due to the Indian Wells-Miami double match and the climatic conditions raging in Florida.

In the first set Jannik struggled more than expected, going down by a break, but as usual, he managed to recover the deficit from 2-4 to 6-4, winning the first set. The second set had no problems for the Italian, who controlled his opponent without allowing errors and taking advantage of O'Connell's unforced points.

During the second set, Sinner was also the protagonist of a hilarious moment. On a serve from O'Connell, Jannik only grazed the ball, losing the point but his shot hit his fitness coach Giacomo Naldi in the private parts.

A painful moment, fortunately only fleeting. Jannik checked on his staff member: Naldi, after a small annoyance, also found time to smile while coach Darren Cahill laughed. A nice moment that sees everyone smile.

Sinner tries wheelchair tennis

Sinner reached the quarter-finals of the tournament, in a 2024 that so far sees him as the absolute protagonist and sees him once again legitimize his position in the Race ranking.

In recent days at the Miami Open Jannik also experienced all the difficulties of playing tennis in a wheelchair. The Italian talent did some exchanges in a wheelchair with the British professional tennis player Alfie Hewett, experiencing firsthand the degree of difficulty and dedication (athletic and mental) of a wheelchair athlete.

Below the video shared by the ITF X account:

Jannik Sinner