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Sinner, Berrettini and Fognini: the palmares of the three top Italian tennis players | Sport24h

Jannik Sinner, Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini are considered the three top Italian tennis players, although the former has appeared somewhat in the shade this season. However, the South Tyrolean is also the youngest of the three, with ample room for growth in the years to come. Sinner’s 2022 should have been the year of his definitive consecration but the constant injuries made constant performance impossible. The high point of the season was certainly reaching the quarterfinals at the US Open, where the South Tyrolean only came close to winning against Carlos Alcaraz: the match between the two received unanimous approval from all sports fans and according to the predictions of best betting sites in the world of tennis their rivalry will be one of the challenges that will animate the tennis world for years to come.

Sinner, born in 2001, has collected 6 ATP titles so far and is the only Italian to have won 4 in the same season (2021); in addition, she won two Challengers and two ITF titles, as well as the Next Gen Finals in 2019. The first success was at the Sofia Open in 2020, then the year to remember, 2021, with the record four titles: the Open in Melbourne, the Washington Open, the Sofia Open again and finally the European Open in Antwerp. In 2022 the only recognition came at the Croatia Open in Umag. To date he is in 15th place in the world rankings, the highest point was instead reached last year, when in October 2021 he entered the world top ten (in 9th position). The recent Davis Cup Finals forfeitscheduled in Malaga from 23 to 27 November, closes the year of the young blue tennis player in the worst possible way, already ready to focus on 2023 by developing targeted physical preparation.

2022 was not a year to remember even for Matteo Berrettini: the Roman athlete underwent hand surgery, then contracted covid and more recently a foot injury. Continuity has been lacking for long stretches this season and the ATP ranking is affected by it: from the 6th position occupied last year, today it has dropped to 16th. However, this does not affect the Roman player’s career so far: he has triumphed in 7 ATP tournaments (4 on grass, 3 on clay), including the two consecutive editions of the Queen’s Club Championships, of which he has been the reigning champion since 2021. titles in question are the Swiss Open in Gstaad in 2018, the Hungarian Open in Budapest in 2019 and in the same year he also triumphed at the Stuttgart Open in Stuttgart. In 2021, in addition to his first London victory, he also won the title in Belgrade at the Serbia Open. In 2022, however, the doubling of London and for the second time, in this case not consecutive, the trophy at the Stuttgart Open.

Definitely further back in the world rankings we find Fabio Fognini, now 35 years old, considered one of the strongest Italian tennis players ever. He is so far the only blue to have entered the top ten of the ATP rankings for singles and doubles. One of the highest points of his career was probably the triumph in Montecarlo by conquering the Masters 1000, the only Italian to have made it up to now: in all he has won 9 titles, as regards the Slams instead, the best results were the quarterfinals at Roland Garros reached in 2018 (he instead stopped at the round of 16 at the 2018 Australian Open and at the 2015 US Open). The first ATP title won coincides with that of Berrettini and it is the Stuttgart Open in Stuttgart, in 2013, the year of victory also in Hamburg. In the following years he triumphed at the Chile Open, the Croatia Open in Umag and the Swiss Open in Gstaad. 2018 is the year with the most victories, with three titles conquered: the ATP in Sao Paulo, the Swedish Open and finally the Los Cabos Open while the success in Monte Carlo dates back to 2019. As far as doubles is concerned, the blue paired with Simone Bolelli triumphed in the Australian Open in 2015 and again with the athlete from Bologna he won two titles at the Croatia Open in Umago and a victory in Argentina, at the Buenos Aires Open . Always in doubles he also collected successes with Robert Lindstedt (Shenzhen Open) and Matteo Berrettini (St. Petersburg Open).

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