Sinner, Barazzutti: “Jannik is number 1 in the world today”

“He’s the fittest player in the Finals”

“Sinner is number 1 in the world today.” Corrado Barazzutti, former Italian Davis Cup captain, crowns Jannik Sinner. The 22-year-old from South Tyrol beat Russian Daniil Medvedev and became the first Italian to qualify for the final of the ATP Finals.

“He was good as usual, and perhaps more than usual. He is playing well, he is in a moment of great confidence and form, he confirms the magical moment. His is great tennis. Given that he has already beaten Djokovic, Rune and Medvedev, we can crown him No. 1 in the world already now. Impressive that he has never lost a match”, Barazzutti tells Adnkronos. “In the tie break of the second set I thought Sinner would take it home, Medvedev also allowed himself some gratuitous errors but he served very well. Perhaps there Jannik wasn’t as incisive as usual, he could have won. However, apart from the parenthesis of the second set, Sinner was authoritarian throughout the match.”

Perhaps the decline in performance of the Russian, who requested the intervention of the physiotherapist at the end of the second set, influenced the third set won in such an authoritative manner by Sinner: “Apart from Medvedev’s problems, Sinner’s performance was exemplary – replies Barazzutti -. In the third set he immediately broke, there was no more match. It was an even more crushing victory than I thought, I was thinking of a tough match like the recent final in Vienna: Medvedev instead he gave in first. Jannik’s performance was of the highest level, the fittest player of the tournament.”