Jannik Sinner avenges the defeat against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Australian Open, by beating the Greek at the Rotterdam ATP event. By far the best game of this first phase of the season for the Italian. A crushing victory against the number 1 of the Rotterdam seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, which leaves no room for interpretation.
A practically perfect match played by the Italian who closed the practice in 1 hour and 22 minutes and gave himself the challenge to the quarterfinals against Stanislav Wawrinka. Anonymous proof of the Greek who was unable to allow himself even a break point.
Parallel to the serve, the blue number one played one of the most convincing performances of recent times. 89% the impressive percentage of points won with the first serve. 76% with the second, testify to a clear improvement on this fundamental, on which coach Simone Vagnozzi and the rest of the team are strongly pushing.
The same cannot be said for the Athens champion who comes out of this challenge reduced and has to postpone the run-up to the first place in the Ranking occupied by Novak Djokovic. The confidence injection brought by the victory against Tsitsipas who was ahead in the previous ones 5-1 (of which the most recent in the painful defeat in the fifth at the Australian Open) was very great.
There are 11 consecutive victories for the new champion from Montpellier, who now looks to the future with more serenity and aims to win the Dutch tournament. One of the plays that most excited the crowd in the stands bears the signature of Sinner.
A backhand passer in precarious coordination, after miraculously recovering from a perfect lob from Tsitsipas. Ball that presses on the sideline and a real ovation from the crowd, ecstatic for the super play of the Italian tennis player.
A spinning sensation ð¥@janniksin @abnamroopen pic.twitter.com/0LlcLtEWUJ — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 16, 2023
After the match, Sinner explained: “Having lost the last few direct matches against Stefanos only brought me stimuli, a new stimulus to keep trying.
In our last match in Melbourne I think I played great but in the end I lost. This time I had a great race and I’m very satisfied with the result. I’ve been waiting for this match for a long time, to tell the truth. I am aware that I have to maintain this level if I want to remain among the best tennis players in the world.”