Adriano Panatta sees Jannik Sinner number 1: “He’s there now.”

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Before becoming number 1 in the world è only a matter of time.

Jannik Sinner promoted by Adriano Panatta with flying colors after his Davis Cup triumph put the icing on the cake of a sensational year. The South Tyrolean, who during 2023 è also became No. 4 on the ATP circuit, now aims to climb further up the hierarchy of great tennis. And according to his great predecessor, he has all the tools to make it happen.

"He has already è now è come a long way ahead,‖ Panatta remarked about Sinner, in a lengthy interview granted to 'Il Riformista' -Currently è among the top four in the world, so he can only improve. In my opinion he has all the qualities to become number one. Then maybe he will get there next year or in 2-3 years, but by now he è the è. Let&#39s say he è among the papabili. Now there'è Djokovic who è like Highlander, but he will have to quit too at some point".

"In the next few years Sinner in my opinion will play it out with Alcaraz, Rune and also Shelton, this emerging American who in my opinion è very strong – added Panatta. “These four very talented young men in my opinion will dominate international tournaments in the near future".

"This è a golden moment for Italian tennis. These performances by Sinner are also generating a lot of attention toward the discipline. Take the ATP final, which almost did 7 million viewers on television. This has not happened in decades", concluded Panatta.

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