Jannik Sinner, Nicola Pietrangeli has high expectations
The words of Nicola Pietrangeli
There is great anticipation in Monte Carlo and beyond for the Masters1000, which will also feature Jannik Sinner at the starting ribbons.
Nicola Pietrangeli to Gazzetta dello Sport spoke precisely about the South Tyrolean: “I would not be surprised if Sinner wins the tournament. He has become a real player, now he is among the top five in the world.”
Chapter Novak Djokovic: “He’s been training on clay for three weeks and he’s loaded like a spring because they didn’t allow him to play in America: for me he’s favored. In fact, without Nadal and Alcaraz he is favored.”
Despite having achieved excellent results in skiing since childhood, at the age of 13 Jannik decided to devote himself exclusively to tennis, moving to Bordighera, at the court of Riccardo Piatti. It was a choice that would prove successful, as Sinner is the youngest Italian tennis player ever to enter the top 100 (October 2019) and to win an Atp title in the Open era (Sofia 2020). In addition, along with Matteo Berrettini, Jannik is the only Italian tennis player to have reached at least the round of 16 in all four Slams. For him, 2022 was the breakthrough year: he left Piatti to rely on Vagnozzi.