Forgive Me, Father, For I Am a Full Fledged Sinner!

Joseph_K

Professional
A new provisional singles ranking of no. 78 for Jannik Sinner after his victory over Sebastian Ofner earlier on Sunday in the final of the Ortisei Challenger in Italy. The young Italian went from 1-2 in the first to 6-2 and 2-0 in the second before his Austrian neighbour found some form to break back and lead 3-2. However, despite some good serving from Ofner, he was never allowed to settle by the rampant Italian who broke again at 4-all in the second set before serving out for another impressive title win.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
The bottom half of the top 100 is usually very packed and a few good results will get a man through that quite quickly because of the transition from "easy" points in challengers to playing 9 1000 mandatory.
 
Not sure about Vancouver, heard some rumors about a possible wild card for Cincy (??? maybe qualies?)

As for the fall, I couldn't tell you. But I somehow doubt he'll stay in America after the USO. Not sure he'll want to be away from his home base that long. I suspect he'll come back for a few good weeks of training and maybe play a couple of Italian challengers in September (including in my hometown of Florence... one can always hope).

Or, he may be in the top-80 by then. ;)
Meh, I was a couple of months off... Still, I guess you could say he had a decent year. ;)
 

Pmasterfunk

Semi-Pro
Oh Richard, Richard. So much wasted promise and potential. May Jannik not follow him in this.

(Sent from my mobile phone, apologies for typos!)
To be fair, Gasket was as high as number 7 in the world, and won 15 titles. That should be considered a huge success for just about anyone. Gasquet himself talked about how the hype from his youth was detrimental to his development and general well-being. Here's the article (in French) from a wonky looking website. I thought it was from l'Équipe though...
 

James P

Hall of Fame
It's the offseason. Time for some (no jinx) speculation. What do Sinners think would be a moderate and a good season for Jannik in 2020?

I'd say a moderate season would be a leap to about 30-40th, maybe six slam wins, and picking up a first singles title at 250 level.

A strong season would be a leap to the top 15, perhaps eight plus slam wins (including one second week run), and multiple singles titles including a deep (SF or better) Masters run or two.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
It's the offseason. Time for some (no jinx) speculation. What do Sinners think would be a moderate and a good season for Jannik in 2020?

I'd say a moderate season would be a leap to about 30-40th, maybe six slam wins, and picking up a first singles title at 250 level.

A strong season would be a leap to the top 15, perhaps eight plus slam wins (including one second week run), and multiple singles titles including a deep (SF or better) Masters run or two.
A title before his birthday, a couple or more top 10 scalps, YE top 25 with one QF slam run would be my wish list.
 
It's the offseason. Time for some (no jinx) speculation. What do Sinners think would be a moderate and a good season for Jannik in 2020?

I'd say a moderate season would be a leap to about 30-40th, maybe six slam wins, and picking up a first singles title at 250 level.

A strong season would be a leap to the top 15, perhaps eight plus slam wins (including one second week run), and multiple singles titles including a deep (SF or better) Masters run or two.
I would say a semi-final in Rome, a second week on 2/4 Grand Slams , one or two ATP 250 wins with a season top rank of at least 30. He's capable of it. He has to if he really wants to be an ATG.
 
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