Jannik Sinner, Nicola Pietrangeli raises.

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The words of Nicola Pietrangeli

Nicola Pietrangeli to LaPresse took stock regarding the Italians’ participation in the Rome tournament: “There is disappointment. One could have expected Musetti’s defeat at the hands of Tsitsipas, perhaps more was expected from Sinner. But playing so much can be a factor. I would be willing to bet that Sinner will finish in the top six of the rankings at the end of the year. He’s a little short, he’s taken the pressure of the Forum but he’s 21 years old, you’re not ready to hold that weight yet.”

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.

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