ATP Umag, Jannik Sinner reveals when he switched gears

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“From there I was able to raise my level.”

Jannik Sinner takes another step into the Olympus of the circuit’s great tennis players by beating, in the final of the ATP 250 tournament in Umag, Carlos Alcaraz, one of the clay court specialists as well as number 5 in the ranking and an emerging star of world tennis. With an impeccable mental management, the South Tyrolean player pulled himself out of the quicksand by annulling 6 break points in the same game and then he was able to break his opponent.

At the end of the match the Italian made the following statements to the ATP microphones, “I am very happy, I come from a tough season so far, but we continued to work hard to get to be a better player. I’m happy to have lifted a trophy, but now there’s Montreal: you have to take the steps to give your best,” Sinner began.

The Italian has no doubts about what was the turning point of the match: the third game of the third set, the one in which he fought with all his strength not to lose his serve: “That was certainly the crucial moment, we had to stay there and I did. He made some unprovoked errors, and I am very happy that I won that game. From that moment I was able to raise my level.”

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