Jannik Sinner, the top-ranked Italian, had a successful opening round at the ATP 250 event in Umag. Fresh off his Wimbledon experience and after overcoming some physical challenges, the South Tyrolean tennis star faced Spaniard Jaume Munar in his opening match of the Croatian event. Despite some minor setbacks, he managed to win and go to the quarterfinals.
Although Jannik appeared to be in charge of the match, the Spaniard, who recovered breaks in both sets, was having some difficulties. Fortunately for the Italian, he was able to complete the match, and Sinner will next play Spanish player Roberto Carballes Baena.
Possible matches against Carlos Alcaraz and Lorenzo Musetti in the semifinals and championship, respectively. The tennis player from South Tyrol spoke once more about the Wimbledon battle against Novak Djokovic while speaking into the microphones of La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Sinner had a two-set lead, but the Serbian raised his game and won one of his numerous comeback matches: “After a few days of being down, I tried to look at the bright side, and that was that I forced Novak Djokovic to raise his game.
Without it, he might have had a different outcome. Although it appeared that I had fallen to some, it was actually him who carried me into another realm. Jannik Sinner is currently preparing for the US Open, the year’s final major competition.
The Italian, who is getting more and more ambitious, remarked, “Quarterfinals? I appreciate my team, with whom there is tremendous harmony, and I want to go as far as I can, therefore we must establish very important goals.
Speaking about Djokovic is Dusan Vlahovic
If Novak Djokovic is a fantastic role model for young tennis players, his aura extends far beyond the confines of the game.
In a recent interview with Tuttosport, Serbian football player and striker Dusan Vlahovic, who plays for the storied Juventus team in Turin, Italy, wanted to clarify when the reporter compared him to the person who has won 21 Grand Slam trophies.
“Since I still have a lot to learn, I don’t see myself as a reference; Djokovic, on the other hand, is a reference for all of us. It’s a pleasure to be his countryman; I hope he can continue to win awards and accomplish all of his objectives.
Although I don’t know him well, we have had a few conversations. He praised me when I got to Juventus. His training methods and mental tenacity serve as role models. It would be wonderful if he came to visit us for a few conversations.