Jannik Sinner must now fear Taylor Fritz: ATP ranking speaks for itself

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A rival to keep an eye on in the coming days.

Jannik Sinner must pay close attention to Taylor Fritz. In fact, the American is the first pursuer of the Italian in the ATP world ranking but, due to differences in the calendars between the two, it is not impossible to think of an overtaking that could materialize in the coming days.

Indeed, if on the one hand Sinner has focused on the upcoming tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati before the U.S. Open, Fritz has decided to also take part in the ATP 500 in Washington. Where he is definitely advancing so convincingly that he has already reached the semifinals. To do so he beat within a few hours, when it was always Friday in the U.S. capital, first the always fearsome Andy Murray and then Australia’s Jordan Thompson.

His next challenge will see him face Tallon Griekspoor, from the Netherlands and number 12 in the seeding. If he were to beat him and then also win the final, then he would move up to 3925 in the ATP rankings with Sinner stuck at 3815 (points that currently guarantee him eighth place in the world). At that point to merit a new overtake would require level results in the upcoming tournaments, starting with Toronto where, however, the path already appears to be uphill.

On Saturday, moreover, Jannik Sinner spoke at a press conference after the Toronto Masters 1000 draw: the Italian, who will make his debut in the second round, could face the rediscovered Matteo Berrettini, who will face Frenchman Gregoire Barrere in the opener. “”I would rather play here in Toronto than in Montreal (the other venue for the National Bank Open ed.). Right answer? Okay, next year I will say the opposite,” he said, triggering laughter from the audience.

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