“Every Shot He Plays is an Investment”: Matteo Berrettini Lauds Jannik Sinner for His Stunning 2020 Season

Published 12/07/2020, 8:00 AM EST
Italy’s Jannik Sinner celebrates with a trophy after winning the final REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov


One of the youngsters who has made quite a remarkable impression on the minds of fans is Jannik Sinner. Fans just loved the 19-year-old Italian in the 2020 season and applauded his aggressive mindset. He definitely has the potential to defeat top quality players and thus, tennis fans are talking about him a lot.

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Recently, World No. 10 and fellow countryman Matteo Berrettini praised Jannik Sinner for his phenomenal gameplay. He even claimed that Sinner exhibited maturity at a young age. He even believes that Sinner has a lot of future plans and is working accordingly.

Matteo Berrettini of Italy celebrates victory after his singles match against Dominic Thiem of Austria during Day Five of the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena on November 14, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

“Jannik is doing something impressive, he has an incredible maturity,”  began Berrettini. “At his age, I didn’t think about winning even a match, let alone a tournament. It is clear that he plays with a future idea.” Berrettini even compared himself with Sinner when he was of his age. He said that he was not able to win even a single match at that age.

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“This is the secret to reaching the top”- Matteo Berrettini on Jannik Sinner

Sinner ended the 2020 season on a high after winning the Sofia Open 2020. What was even more brilliant was that he won the tournament after battling past Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Italy’s Jannik Sinner in action during the final match against Canada’s Vasek Pospisil REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Matteo Berrettini also talked about the positive mindset of Sinner. He also revealed the thing that would help him reach the top position.

“He doesn’t care about winning a point today, it shows that every shot he plays is an investment. And this is the secret to reaching the top,” concluded the 24-year-old Berrettini.

Berrettini was certainly impressed with Sinner’s attitude and performance. He even pointed out that Sinner used to look forward to winning every single point, which was peculiar at his age.

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Jannik Sinner has definitely impressed fans with his consistent performances. However, he still has to travel a long journey before reaching the top position. The 19-year-old Italian will be returning back to the court at the Australian 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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