Despite the defeat in the final against Daniil Medvedev at the Masters 1000 in Miami, Jannik Sinner can be satisfied with the month spent in the United States. The Italian has once again shown that he can compete against anyone and that he has made numerous improvements both physically and tactically.
The first victory against the world number one, the Italian defeated Carlos Alcaraz in three sets, could give Sinner the right confidence to play the big tournaments that will characterize the rest of the season with even greater confidence.
The Italian talent will start again from Monte Carlo, first 1000 on clay-courts, where he will be able to take advantage of the absences of Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal and Felix Auger-aliassime to hope for a lucky draw.
Paolo Lorenzi’s words on Jannik Sinner
Paolo Lorenzi, former number 33 in the world, talked about Sinner’s journey in Miami in an exclusive interview with the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
Lorenzi explained: “He impressed me with the speed of his feet, the heaviness of the ball and the ability to never lose the pitch: physically he is structuring himself great. But certainly a match like the one against Alcaraz drains you and at 21, recovering mentally from challenges like that is more complex.” “It must also be said that Medvedev was the worst opponent, because he always lets you play three shots more, so to keep up with him you have to be at the top athletically.
I’m not worried about three out of five matches, Jannik has a phenomenal learning ability and these matches will have served him to store fundamental inputs. I make a prediction: on grass, due to the characteristics of his game, he will be one of the men to beat.” Last year, Sinner went as far as the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
After taking the lead by two sets, however, the blue suffered the comeback of Novak Djokovic, then future winner of the tournament.