Former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone showers praise on countryman Jannik Sinner

World No.18, Jannik Sinner gets the backing of former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone.


From the time, Jannik Sinner made the finals of the Masters 1000 event in Miami a month ago, the tennis fraternity has been heaping high praises on the Italian youngster. His consistent showing recently has pushed him into the top-20 of the ATP rankings and much is expected from Sinner going ahead.

Although Sinner lost to Novak Djokovic in Monte Carlo and to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Barcelona, his style of play, with an all-court game has impressed one and all.

In a recent interview with the media, former French Open winner, Francesca Schiavone commented on how her countryman can make a big breakthrough in the men’s circuit.

“Jannik Sinner is a great boy. I think to be a great champion you have to be a great person, he has to love this sport too, and the third step is to work a lot and very hard.”

Schiavone backs Sinner to win Grand Slams

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner

The 40-year-old further added, “He can be World No. 1, and undoubtedly win a Grand Slam, He does all of this, besides having the quality of power, he sees the ball much earlier and faster than other players.”

Currently, Sinner is ranked No.18 has already beaten big names such as Andrey Rublev and Bautista Agut on clay in Barcelona last week. He also has 18-9 win/loss record for the year. Sinner will now participate at the upcoming Madrid Masters next week, and given the higher altitude and faster surface in the Spanish capital, one can expect the Italian to make some in-roads.

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