Jannik Sinner, Paolo Bertolucci warns competition

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Paolo Bertolucci bets on Jannik Sinner

During an intervention at the microphones of the "Gazzetta dello Sport", the former Italian tennis player Paolo Bertolucci, a few days before the start of the Monte Carlo Masters 1000, expressed himself without any doubts about the competitiveness of Jannik Sinner on clay, a surface on which the South Tyrolean met several difficulties last season, disappointing in Rome and Roland Garros.

"This Jannik è a completely different player than last year, a champion who has built his evolution toward a near-perfect technical model. With this psychophysical condition, with the speed he is able to unleash on the ball, with the great personality and confidence he puts on the court è able to annihilate any opponent even before the initial point is played" debuted the former Italian tennis player.

"I think Sinner will be the man to beat on clay as well, despite the fact that this surface makes his serve less effective and forces him to work more on rebound shots" added the Sky Sports commentator.

"While waiting to see what condition Novak Djokovic will be in and when Rafa Nadal will make his long-awaited return to clay, Jannik remains the benchmark for everyone and only Carlos Alcaraz, at the moment, seems able to hold his own" continued the Forte dei Marmi native.

In conclusion, Paolo Bertolucci è dwelt on Sinner’s chase to the top of the ATP Ranking: "The results obtained by Jannik in the last six months certify that he has made a remarkable qualitative leapà. At this point to make up the points gap from the top of the Ranking will require judicious management of the calendar and I would not be surprised if after Monte Carlo Sinner takes a break to recover his energy".

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