“My tennis is similar to Djokovic’s,” Jannik Sinner candidly compares his on-court skills to Novak Djokovic who faced a shocking upset against the Italian at the Australian Open

Sinner has turned out to be the Kryptonite for Novak Djokovic in recent months.


“My tennis is similar to Djokovic’s,” Jannik Sinner candidly compares his on-court skills to Novak Djokovic who faced a shocking upset against the Italian at the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner (Image via Imago)

Jannik Sinner has been one of the most potent players in the past two years or so. Be it in the tours or the Grand Slam events, the Italian has performed superbly. Having won his first-ever Grand Slam in the Australian Open, Sinner is surely on the list of upcoming stars in the near future.

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In a recent interview with Marca, the World No.4 was asked about the things he learned from the ‘Big Three’ as they were the ones dominating the Men’s tennis circuit as he was growing up.

Sinner provided a very vivid description of how his game is similar to that of Novak Djokovic. The Italian and the Serb had some fierce meetups in the court in the past few months. Unexpectedly, the Italian has had the upper hand over Djokovic.

I think my tennis is similar to Djokovic's. We both played well from the back of the court, but we tried to go to the net. The way we slide on the court is also similar. I feel lucky to have met them. Roger is no longer here, but when the three of them were there, I tried to watch what they did in the gym, outside of it... Learn as much as possible from them. 

Is Jannik Sinner the Kryptonite for the veteran Serb?

There are not many players in the tennis circuit who can boast of beating Djokovic twice in the same night. The 23-year-old did that when he beat Djokovic first in the singles. And then in the doubles in the Davis Cup as he helped Italy beat Serbia in the semis.

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Jannik Sinner draws similarities between his game and Novak Djokovic's, lauds the Big Three for their achievements and longevity.
Jannik Sinner (Image via Imago)

Besides, Sinner also beat the 24-time Grand Slam title winner in the semis of the recently held Australian Open. Sinner performed superbly to beat Nole in four sets in a tournament that was won by Djokovic a record 10 times. Thus, it has been pretty vivid that Sinner has given the veteran a tough time in the court every time they have met.

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