The green valley of blue tennis, Nardi's “miracle” brings Sinner closer to Djokovic. The magnificent 7 in the top 100


By John

One for the price of two. The (tennis) miracle of the twenty-year-old Luca Nardi (123 in the Ranking before playing Indian Wells) against the world number 1 Novak Djokovic he not only turned the spotlight on the new tennis talent of our country but, indirectly, he also did a courtesy to the other Italian player Jannik Sinner. Yes, because by slowing down his race towards the first place in the American tournament (in any case he does not lose points, having not played it in 2023), the Serbian tennis player will remain stuck at 9725. In the event of final success at Indian Wells the South Tyrolean would be less than 1000 points away from the top (8910): a margin that can be further filled in the next tournament in Miami, in the event of a new flop for Djokovic. To be assessed, then, is how the Spaniard Alcaraz, number 2 in the world before the American tour began, will behave, but he will still have to defend last year's success in Indian Wells and with Nole out of the picture he will have to watch out mainly for Sinner.

The blue-green valley

With the entry of Nardi (623 points) into the Top 100 (while waiting to understand how this ATP will end for him he has nevertheless risen to 95th place: the next round will see him opposed to the American Paul) Italy brings the number of blues in the gotha. Almost 8, if you consider that Fabio Fognini he placed 102nd. Although orphaned Matteo Berrettini (could return to Miami), the blue group, which still advances with the champion ranks in Davis, can also count on 24th place Lorenzo Musetti (1520), on the 38th of Matteo Arnaldi (1096 points), on the 53rd of Lorenzo Sonego (955 points), on the 62nd of Flavio Cobolli (865 points), on the 73rd of Luciano Darderi (771 points). Except for Sonny, these are tennis players in their early twenties. A very long insurance on the future of Italian tennis.