Atp Umag 2022, Zeppieri: “Sinner’s great match, Alcaraz struggled”

The twenty-year-old beaten by the Spaniard in the semifinals: “I can play at a high level”

“Sinner played a great game. Alcaraz however, after winning the first, he struggled to fight physically and mentally in the second and third sets. Jannik deserved this success, before the game I said he would win, I guessed …sorry for not being there to fight in the final“. With these words Giulio Zeppieri, 20 years old, comments to Adnkronos about the final of the ATP 250 tournament in Umag won by Jannik Sinner over the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.

Zeppieri was beaten in the semifinals by the young Iberian, now risen to number 4 in the world, becoming the protagonist of an exciting ride that saw him starting from the qualifications and going up to the semifinals to surrender only because of cramps in the third set. “The match against Alcaraz? It was very difficult and very hard fought: It was nice to show the world that I can play tennis at such a high level. Now we absolutely must continue to work to relive such strong emotions soon ”.

Before the tournament in Croatia, the southpaw born in 2001 had never won a match in the main draw of an event on the major circuit and now he can toast his best ranking: is the new number 136 of the world. “It has been an intense week full of emotions. Every day a different battle from which I could have come out defeated: I went through very hard shifts and I’m really happy with the level I expressed from the beginning to the end of my adventure. I always kept my attention high by playing all the points with the right attitude and great mental strength. This result is the result of the work and commitment of the last few months in training: I am very satisfied “, concluded Zeppieri.