“Can Beat Top Guys”: Renowned Sports Journalist Claims Jannik Sinner is Fearless on Tour

Published 04/09/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
Mar 31, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Jannik Sinner of Italy celebrates after match point against Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan (not pictured) in a men’s singles quarterfinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


Jannik Sinner is the name that has been on the mouth of almost every tennis fan recently. And rightly so because the 19-year-old became the fourth teenager ever to reach the finals of the Miami Open 2021. Even though he failed to conquer Miami and lost a one-sided battle in the finals, the Italian showed that he has got immense potential to be a big name in tennis one day.

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In a recent interview, renowned sports journalist Steve Flink talked about the class of the 19-year-old Jannik Sinner. He mentioned that he was not too worried about Sinner, as the teenager is not afraid of anyone.

Jannik Sinner of Italy waves to the crowd after his match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain (not pictured) in a men’s singles semifinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“I don’t think that Sinner’s afraid of anybody… I could see him going out. We haven’t seen him that much against the top players. He had his chance, should have won his first [set] against Nadal at Roland Garros last year… I don’t think he goes out on the court feeling intimidated by the other top players,” said Flink.

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Flink reflected that Sinner doesn’t get intimidated by the other top players. He also highlighted that even though fans haven’t seen Sinner perform against the top guys so far, it is not like he can’t beat them.

“Could win in a field with everybody”- Steve Flink on Jannik Sinner

The sports journalist emphasized that Sinner surely has the potential of defeating the big players as well. He also believes that he has the right mindset to do so.

Jannik Sinner of Italy hits a backhand against Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan (not pictured) in a men’s singles quarterfinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“I do feel that he could win in a field with everybody there too, under the right circumstances. I’m not saying he’s going to beat three top-five players to win it, but he can beat some of the top guys. I think he has the right mindset to play against the best players,” added the American.

Jannik Sinner has recently climbed up to the 23rd position in the ATP rankings after his recent success at the Miami Open 2021. With the clay-court season approaching, he will surely want to leave his mark there as well. Will Sinner be able to cause some big upsets at the French Open 2021?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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