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In Halle, Sinner will try to live up to his new status!

In Halle, Sinner will try to live up to his new status!

Jannik Sinner is about to discover what it means to play a tennis tournament as world number 1. It's a very special status, and one that will further raise the already high expectations surrounding him.

Indeed, even if he won't be the only big name present in Halle (Zverev, Medvedev, Rublev, Hurkacz, Tsitsipas...), almost everyone is expecting him to triumph. Returning to a surface he has already managed to tame (semi-finalist at Wimbledon last year), Sinner will have to find his rhythm quickly. He's likely to discover that if it's hard enough to become world number 1, it's even harder to stay there and avoid the incessant media criticism.

The draw for the main draw in Germany was clearly not kind to the Transalpine player. He was drawn against Tallon Griekspoor (23rd) in his first match, before potentially taking on Roman Safiullin, an opponent he faced in the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year. The rest of the tournament doesn't look much easier, as he may have to face Tsitsipas, Medvedev or Bublik before potentially facing Zverev in the final.

As for the rest of the field, the performances of most of the seeded players will be closely watched, but Matteo Berrettini, who still seems to love grass, and Brazilian nugget Joao Fonseca should not be overlooked.

ITA Sinner, Jannik [1]
6
6
6
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NED Griekspoor, Tallon
2
3
7
ITA Sinner, Jannik [8]
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RUS Safiullin, Roman
2
2
6
4
Jannik Sinner
1e, 9890 points
Alexander Zverev
4e, 6905 points
Daniil Medvedev
5e, 6445 points
Andrey Rublev
6e, 4420 points
Hubert Hurkacz
7e, 4235 points
Stefanos Tsitsipas
11e, 3745 points
Tallon Griekspoor
27e, 1470 points
Roman Safiullin
44e, 1045 points
Matteo Berrettini
59e, 845 points
Joao Fonseca
216e, 277 points
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What a violin solo concerto for all Muuuuuuuuusetti"s.......lol
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StAdam StAdam
Can I see tears? xaxaxaxa.... Idemooooooo bre!
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Damirica Damirica
With Novak's miraculous recovery from surgery, I sometimes think, did he actually have surgery or is it another trick, as Novak said he knows all the tricks.
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Snoopy 10 Snoopy 10
........and gone! :)
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StAdam StAdam
@Irina. The problem he had and the surgery takes 3 months to recover in professional sportsmen like footballers etc and 5-6 months for normal people. he recovered in ten days. 100% fake no doubt about
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