It has been a breakthrough year for Jannik Sinner on the ATP tour this season. The Italian sensation raised quite a few eyebrows by reaching the finals of the Miami Masters earlier in the season.
Since then, Sinner has taken leap strides forward by showing his skills, across surfaces. Not only has the youngster beaten some big names this year, but he has also reached the deep end of some marquee tournaments.
Since August, the 20-year-old has won three titles on the hard courts- Washington, Sofia and Antwerp. With 43 wins in 2021, Sinner has moved to a career-high of No.11 in the ATP rankings.
With a few more tournaments left for the year, Sinner has a realistic chance of qualifying for the World Tour Finals in Turin for the first time in his career.
Already, several experts have billed Sinner as the future Grand Slam champion. ATP veteran Diego Schwartzman too heaped plenty of praise on the Monaco resident. Interestingly, the Argentine was beaten by the Italian in the finals of Antwerp.
As reported by welovetennis.fr, Schwartzman said “Jannik approaches the top level every year. He does almost everything perfectly on the court. If he continues like this, he will win a lot of titles.”
Schwartzman further added that Sinner has age on his side and can achieve plenty more going ahead. “Next year will be important for him because he will have to beat the best to reach the top. He is only 20 years old but already has a very good career and won 4 titles this season. It’s crazy how fast he’s improving.”
Jannik Sinner to play Reilly Opelka in 1st round in Vienna
After winning the European Open in Antwerp last week, the Italian youngster will now play the ATP 500 event in Vienna this week. He will take on American Reilly Opelka in the opening round. Both Sinner and Opelka have never met on the ATP tour before.