The Miami Open 2021 proved exceptional for the young Italian Jannik Sinner, who in Florida overtook Hugo Gaston, Karen Khachanov, Emil Ruusuvuori, Aleksandr Bublik and Roberto Bautista Agut before falling in the final against the Polish Hubert Hurkacz with a score of 7-6 6-4.
Sinner, who before this tournament occupied the 31st position in the ATP ranking, today has risen to 23rd place in the world rankings. In Monte Carlo he will soon face the Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, with whom he has never had the opportunity to play.
In a recent interview also published by EssentiallySports, the well-known sports journalist Steve Flink expressed himself on the potential of the young Italian, who will turn 20 years-old next August.
Flink: “He can beat the strongest”
The American journalist said: “I think Sinner is not afraid of anyone.
I notice it when he takes the field. We haven’t had a chance to see him much against the best players. He had his opportunities, he should have won the first set last year against Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros. I don’t think he takes the field feeling intimidated by the best players.”
Flink continued confidently: “I have a feeling he could win against anyone out there, under the right circumstances. I’m not saying he’ll defeat three top 5 players to do that, but he can beat some of the strongest.
I think he has the right mental disposition to do it.” Jannik’s best result in a Grand Slam tournament came in the latest edition of the French Open, where he was stopped by Nadal in the quarter-finals after beating David Goffin, Benjamin Bonzi, Federico Coria and Alexander Zverev.
At Wimbledon he has not yet managed to play a match of the main draw: in 2019 he lost in the first round of qualifying against the Australian Alex Bolt, in a battle that ended in the decisive set with a score of 2-6 7-5 12-10 . Sinner has never played in Monte Carlo: this will be his first participation in the Monegasque event.