Barazzutti: “The future belongs to Sinner, potential for being number one in the world”

“Last night Jannik further demonstrated his enormous value by playing on par with world number 2 and US Open champion. The future is his, the potential is world number one.” The former blue captain of the Davis Cup Corrado Barazzutti exalts Jannik Sinner after the great test last night at the ATP Finals in Turin against the Russian Daniil Medvedev who defeated him at the tie-break of the third set after saving two match-points.

“Jannik is ready to take the top stages of tennis, in the next few years with the inevitable farewell of the big three (Djokovic, Nadal and Federer) he will be able to win the Grand Slams – stresses Barazzutti at Adnkronos -. He will have Medvedev as rivals. Zverev, Tsitsipas, Alcaraz who is the only one younger than him and also the other blue Berrettini. I foresee a better balance at the top, there will no longer be three aces as in previous years. There will still be fun, tennis will be in good hands “.

Paolo Bertolucci, also a former Davis Cup captain, is also on the same wavelength, inviting him not to put too much pressure on the young South Tyrolean. “We are talking about a phenomenon because being in the top ten to twenty is something for a few. He is destined for success, to reach great goals but let’s not make the mistake of putting too much pressure on him. Jannik is cold but it is normal that Expectations, especially if they are excessive, can be a burden. We cannot expect him to win everything immediately. Let him work calmly as he arrives. He lacks nothing: he has physical and technical skills, the ‘right head’, he is a hard worker on the pitch and has an excellent staff behind him “.