Adriano Panatta: honeyed words for Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini

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The honeyed words of Adriano Panatta

Adriano Panatta has recently written a book in collaboration with Daniele Azzolini in which he talks about the Italian tennis movement experiencing a great moment with Jannik Sinner, Matteo Berrettini and Lorenzo Musetti, just to name the top three in the ATP world rankings.

In particular, the former tennis player focused on the South Tyrolean and Roman tennis players. “Sinner is prehensile, transformative, agile in thought and ready to change direction when appropriate. One who on the court never ceases to amaze,” Panatta writes as early as the summary of his book. “He has a backhand that beguiles with the directions it takes, a forehand that is heavy when he can get on it with all his weight, and a rhythm in the exchanges that gives opponents a headache.”

“Who in Italy has ever played Berrettini-style tennis? No one that I can remember. And the same goes for Sinner. They are children of another tennis,” it reads.

“Matteo and Jannik, with the strokes at their disposal, hurt anyone…” is the sentence with which the summary ends.

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