Paolo Lorenzi, in an interview with OA Sport, talked about Jannik Sinner’s prospects on clay-courts. After a super start to the season on hard courts, the Italian tennis player will have to confirm the same performance on a slower surface
The former Italian tennis player underlined how the transition from hard to clay is always an unknown factor, but the best can always be expected from a player like him. Regarding the last matches played, which led him to play the final of the Miami Open, he said: “I was impressed by the speed of the ball, nobody hits as hard and progressive as him.
The second aspect is that he knows how to manage matches much better. He can really play it with everyone.” According to Lorenzi: “Sinner’s game characteristics make Carlos Alcaraz suffer a lot. These are joints that have always existed in tennis and lead to these results.” The former player’s feelings ahead of the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000: “I think anything can happen in this tournament, because I remember Djokovic playing well but also being defeated in a completely unexpected way.
We are talking about the first clay court competition for many, after some time, so I believe that Sinner will have his chances. He has shown that he knows how to put Nole in trouble in the past, such as in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
However, if the Serbian should be particularly focused, I think he is superior to all.”
Jannik Sinner in Miami
The Italioan tennis player has found out who will be the first opponent in the singles tournament. After the success against the Belgian David Goffin, the Argentine Diego Schwartzman will challenge the South Tyrolean in the second round.
A particular debut for the blue, given that he is competing in the doubles in the Master 1000 of the Principality of Monaco with El Peque as a teammate. The two will play again on Tuesday, before facing each other.