Jannik Sinner is one of the stars of the ATP 250 tournament in Umag. The talented Italian became number one in his country a few weeks ago and is one of the most anticipated in the circuit along with Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.
These two are the main favorites in the Umag tournament and in a few hours Jannik will be on court against the Iberian Roberto Carballes Bayena. Umag tournament director Tomislav Poljak spoke to Supertennis about Janic and had words of praise for the world number ten.
These are his words: “Jannik is really a golden person, I work in his agency and he is one of the athletes I know the most in the circuit. He is a humble person, he asks a lot of questions and this is a sign. Intelligence.
It is a privilege to work with him. Jannik Sinner is the epitome of a modern tennis player, he can do great things and I think he can win everything.” Not only Sinner, but Italian tennis is having a good time, thanks to Lorenzo Musetti and Matteo Berretini, the other two Italian tennis tenants.
Poljak continued: “Sinner, Berretini and Musetti, along with Alcaraz, represent the future of the sport. They are showing great personalities and are willing to take on the legacy of the big three and perhaps their goal is to promote this discipline throughout the world. The world.”
Here is a tribute to the big three, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Croatia’s tournament director explained: “All three of them have been an example to the sport, and I think we owe a lot to tennis if it has had such a big impact.”
Italian tennis is having a great time and we can see why at the Umag tournament. The quarter finals will take place today and four Italians will meet in Umag Siner, Cecchinato, Zapieri and Agamemnon.
Rafa Nadal won 22 slams
Patrick Mouratoglou took to Instagram on Thursday to compare Alcaraz to 22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal.
“Rafael Nadal has the best return stats on tour. He wins more return games than anyone else, and has the highest percentage at 33.5%,” Mouratoglou said. , Carlos Alcaraz.
Did you know that the Spaniard wins 51.8% of return games when he wins the first point of the match? To put this in perspective, the visit average is 38.4 percent with this data. Alcaraz leads the return games with 77.8% wins after the first two points, 5% more than Rafa. The visitation average is 59.4%,” Moratoglou explained.