After three years the Indian Wells tournament returns to its ideal period, returning to be the opener of the ATP Tour Master 1000 . The tournament of the California town was in fact one of the first tournaments to skip due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 while last season it was preferred to be played in October. As for the Italian colors, it will be the first great occasion in which we will see Jannik Sinner on the field without Riccardo Piatti in his corner, followed instead by Simone Vagnozzi.
A relationship that began recently, not even three weeks, on which rivers of ink have been written. We know that the South Tyrolean, who has returned to number 10 in the world in recent days, has chosen the former coach of Marco Cecchinato and Stefano Travaglia to expand his technical background, but let’s not expect that the work undertaken in California will already have an immediate effect.
Also because this first period of play the blue did not manage to put too much into practice: five matches played between Dubai and the Davis Cup playoffs and with at least two and a half challenges more complicated than expected. A period probably also spoiled by Covid positivity, which tends to leave some physical aftermath immediately after recovery. But the sensations, and above all the approach to work, is the right one. And how it wouldn’t be, for a guy with a work culture like yours.
We can therefore say that a new chapter in the sporting life of the boy from Sesto Pusteria will officially begin in Indian Wells: after having climbed many steps in just over two years, J annik has come to be a regular customer of the noble areas of the classification and of the big ones. tournaments. The blue has never hidden his ambition and his dream, that of becoming number 1 in the world: a long journey, which will begin in sunny California, on outdoor concrete so suited to his characteristics.