“I Don’t Compare But…”: Diego Schwartzman Makes Bold Predictions For Jannik Sinner

Published 10/25/2021, 7:00 AM EDT


The 2021 season has been nothing short of a dream for the Italian, Jannik Sinner. To add the cherry on the top, Sinner triumphed at the ATP Antwerp Open, beating Diego Schwartzman in straight sets. By doing so, the Italian has clinched the fifth ATP singles title of his career and fourth in 2021.

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Presently ranked 11th in the world, Sinner surely has a good chance to enter the top 10. Even after losing, Schwartzman applauded the Italian and hopes to see him reach the top. The Argentinian compared Sinner with top players like Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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Diego Schwartzman optimistic about Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner of Italy is certainly making a substantial statement this year. After his triumph in Antwerp, the 20-year-old has four hard court titles on the tour in 2021 alone. It’s by far the best season in his young career and even the beaten finalist, Diego Schwartzman sees big things in his future.

Following this emphatic victory, even the Argentinian appreciated Sinner’s high-profile game. In the post-match conference, he said, “Sinner is 20 years old and already having a great career: he won 4 titles this year. Tsitsipas, Zverev and the other guys who are at the top also played at this level at a young age. I don’t compare, but Jannik is destined to reach the top.”

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 14, 2021 Italy’s Jannik Sinner in action during his second round match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Jannik Sinner totally dominated throughout the competition, as he pulled off the victory without dropping a single set. On his way, he overcame some quality players like Lorenzo Musetti, Lloyd Harris, and eventually Diego Schwartzman. Sinner is just one rank out of the top 10. With the upcoming ATP Finals, the Italian is still in the race to qualify for the mega-event in Italy.

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The Italian is still in the race of ATP Finals

Jannik Sinner entered the European Open with a ranking of World No. 13. After gracefully lifting the title, Sinner has jumped now onto World No. 11. With not long to go before the season-end tournament, Sinner will need some solid performances to qualify for Turin.

Apr 2, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; 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

The ATP Finals 2021 will be held from 14th November to 21st November in Turin, Italy. The tournament is played among the top 8 players in the world. It will be really interesting to see who gets the 8th position and qualifies for the event.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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