Jannik Sinner is regarded as one of the best young players in the game. He claimed his first title of the year and first ATP title on clay defeating defending champion Carlos Alcaraz 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-1 in the finals of the 2022 Croatia Open. He became the first teenage ATP500 champion by winning the Citi Open in 2021. His quest to win a singles major title is still on but he has already won six ATP titles, the latest being at Umag.
Sinner has been quite good with his performances this year, reaching the quarter-finals of the 2022 Australian Open and 2022 Wimbledon Championship. He led with two first sets but soon failed to counter the attacks of his opponent and finally lost the match to the eventual winner Novak Djokovic at the All England Club. He is often compared to the Swiss maestro Roger Federer for his calm on-court demeanor and all-court movement
“He has everything it takes to become world number one”: Corrado Barazzutti on the future of Jannik Sinner
Corrado Barazzutti, a five-time ATP singles winner and captain of the Italian Davis Cup team, recently in an interview appreciated Jannik Sinner for his game style and even compared him to Andre Agassi, an eight-time Grand Slam champion from the United States. He said “Sinner is not a player who comes up to the net often, but he has to opt for a comfortable volley. Sinner’s game resembles that of André Agassi. As a type of game, not as movement or physics.“
He further revealed that Sinner is one of the best players but he needs to focus on making fewer mistakes in the games and convert crucial points into winners. He added “In his comfort zone, near the baseline, in forehand and backhand, he has less room for improvement than the others because he is already among the best in the world. So what he can improve is to make even fewer mistakes. He needs to serve better and play the net better than he does now.“
Upon asking about the future of his compatriot, Barazutti shares that Sinner become the ability and qualities to become the world’s number one soon. He further added “Sinner is a player who hits in that comfort zone as I’ve never seen anyone hit. He has everything it takes to become world number one.“
Sinner is the defending champion at the Citi Open but he is not playing at the tournament this year as he has taken some time off after his win at Umag to prepare for the National Bank Open in Toronto followed by the US Open 2022.