Paolo Lorenzi pinpoints Jannik Sinner’s turning point.

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Paolo Lorenzi identifies Jannik Sinner’s turning point

During an interview given to the microphones of "Supertennis", former Italian tennis player Paolo Lorenzi, among the various topics discussed, bluntly analyzed Jannik Sinner’s performance, identifying the factors that allowed the South Tyrolean to make the breakthrough. In addition, on the eve of the Italian number one's match against Andrey Rublev that is valid for the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, the former player commented on the compatriot's chances of going all the way.

"I was very impressed with how easily Sinner won the first three matches. With Van de Zandschulp it was not an easy match, as in the second set the Dutchman tried to put pressure on him. I think the turning point for him was the significant improvement in the percentage of first serves at important moments and the greater descents to the net throughout the matches. Against Baez we saw how much è he was able to open up the court with his forehand. Before all this was seen in spurts, now he does it with continuity.

The former Italian tennis player began.

"Based on the level of tennis he is expressing, I think Jannik is the favorite to win along with Djokovic for these Australian Open. He has a very tough challenge ahead of him against Rublev, but I think if he can get through the round, the winner of the semifinal between Nole and Sinner will be the main suspect to win" added the Rome native.

"Young athletes came forward and played very good matches. Zeppieri and Cobolli expressed high-level tennis. Cobolli beat Kotov with whom he had always had problems. Sonego had a great match against Alcaraz and even had his chances in the fourth set. Musetti struggled more than expected, è true, but he took the hottest day here in Melbourne. When I think about a few years ago it seems to me that Italian tennis has grown a lot" continued the 42-year-old former tennis player.

In conclusion, Paolo Lorenzi è dwelt on Matteo Berrettini, who è was forced to postpone his return to the court because of a new physical problem: "I am sure we will see him soon on the court. For me he did well not to risk it, he was not feeling his best and this è one of the toughest Slams. I expect in a few weeks to see him starring again"

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