Jannik Sinner defeated Spanish rage Carlos Alcaraz in the final with a lavish comeback to win his first championship of 2022 on the clay court of Umag (ATP 250), in Croatia. Goran Ivanisevic, Novak Djokovic‘s coach, was a special observer in the crowd watching the performance in the venue devoted to him.
In an interview with Repubblica, the former Croatian tennis player provided detailed responses about the Italian, describing his style of play and outlining what he would have needed to do to defeat the Serbian at Wimbledon: “In my opinion, Sinner can win any Slam and also could have defeated Djokovic at Wimbledon.
He performed remarkably for the first two sets, but after that he regressed too much, which is unaffordable when playing against an outsider like Nole. You must complete it straight away if you have the chance. Goran Ivanisevic identified areas in Jannik Sinner‘s profile where he has definitely made progress as well as areas where his game is still in need of improvement.
The Croatian revealed to Repubblica that his serve has improved significantly, but in my perspective, he doesn’t position his legs effectively. Italian player Berrettini serves exceptionally well, but as a tennis player, I prefer Jannik because of his excellent baseline forehand and backhand and strong return.
He will succeed if he advances to the goal more frequently and sharpens his volleys. He lacked that against Djokovic. Jannik Sinner‘s first victory of the year came along with his very first clay-court championship.
Carlos Alcaraz was eliminated in Umag by the South Tyrolean by winning the first set he had down and then inflicting a double 6-1 on him. This wasn’t just anyone, especially on this surface. The second set game in which I squandered six break points ended up being crucial to the outcome of the match.
On Novak Djokovic, McEnroe
In a recent interview, John McEnroe praised the “Big-3,” praising the diversity of each player’s playing style. “I’ve never seen a player as lovely as Roger Federer.
He resembles a modernized Rod Laver. Nadal has succeeded in that, but I’d never seen someone try harder than Jimmy Connors. I can connect to Novak Djokovic being like a human dartboard, McEnroe stated in an interview with The Week magazine.
The 60-year-old continued by discussing his own life and making the statement that he was proud of himself for handling the numerous accomplishments and setbacks he has had over the course of his career. The direction I’ve taken and the lessons I’ve learned from my accomplishments and mistakes as a player, a husband, and a father make me feel proud, McEnroe remarked. “At the end of the day, you must ask yourself: How at ease do I feel as a human being? I feel fairly well.