Jannik Sinner defeated the rising Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz in the championship match with a magnificent comeback to win his maiden championship in 2022 at the Umag clay-courts event in Croatia. Goran Ivanisevic, Novak Djokovic‘s coach, was one of the privileged observers in the crowd, taking in the performance in the stadium built in his honor.
The former Croatian tennis player responded to the Italian, defining his style of play and outlining what the Italian ought to have done to avoid losing to the Serbian at Wimbledon: “Sinner, in my opinion, is capable of winning any Grand Slam, and he had a chance to overcome Djokovic at Wimbledon.
He displayed great performance for the first two sets before retreating too far, which is unaffordable when playing a champion like Nole. If you have the chance, you must complete it right away.”
“Sinner does not position his legs well,” Ivanisevic said.
Goran Ivanisevic emphasized Jannik Sinner‘s remarkable improvement during his technical study of the player’s profile while also pointing out the existing weaknesses in his game.
Ivanisevic continued, “The serve has improved greatly, but in my opinion, his leg positioning needs improvement. You have Berrettini in Italy, who serves extremely well, but as a tennis player, I prefer Jannik because of his excellent forehand and backhand from the bottom reactions.
He can reach the top if he goes to the net more often and improves his volleys. As opposed to Djokovic, he missed this.” Jannik Sinner has achieved his first victory of the season, which also happens to be his very first victory on clay in his brief career.
Not just anybody could have defeated Carlos Alcaraz in Umag, especially on this surface, but the Italian did it by winning back the first set he down and then inflicting a double 6-1 defeat on him. Alcaraz declared: “The second set game in which I squandered six break points ended up being crucial to the outcome of the match.
As he continued to play better, I lost my strategy for playing against him. After that game, I didn’t know how to come up with solutions.”