“The Big-3 improved after turning 30” Jannik Sinner’s coach believes the Italian ‘is ready’ to beat the top players

Jannik Sinner's new coach Simone Vagnozzi believes the Italian just needs little time to beat the top players, compares him to the growth of Big-3.

Jannik Sinner Roger Federer Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal
Jannik Sinner Roger Federer Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal

20-year old Jannik Sinner has already broken into the Top-10 being ranked World No. 9 for the first time on 1st November 2021. Sinner has also reached an ATP-1000 Masters finishing as the runner-up at the 2021 Miami Masters. Having won 5 career titles so far including the ATP-500 Washington Open 2021 and also the 2019 NextGen champion, Sinner is quickly evolving into a fantastic player.

Sinner made his Grand Slam quarter-final debut at the 2020 French Open and apart from a first-round exit at the Wimbledon (2021), the Italian has made it to the 4th round of all Slams. He started his 2022 season at the 2022 ATP Cup where despite his wins in all matches, Italy failed to reach the semi-finals. He then played at the 2022 Australian Open reaching the quarter-finals for the first time in Melbourne Park.

He then played at the 2022 Dubai Tennis Championships where he reached the quarter-finals losing to Hubert Hurkacz having earlier defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Andy Murray in the first two rounds before meeting Hurkacz in the last-8 of the tournament in Dubai.

“I know we’re talking about a 20-year-old who’s already in the top ten players in the world and there’s a lot of expectations around him, but I think he’s ready. The objective we have is to improve certain aspects of his game and then to beat the best players on the circuit. There are players like Nadal, Djokovic and Federer who managed to improve their tennis after 30 years, why couldn’t Jannik do that? He just needs time,” said Simone Vagnozzi, Sinner’s new coach, as reported by Welovetennis.fr.

Jannik Sinner exits the Top-10

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner

The defeat to Hurkacz meant that the Italian leaves the Top-10 and will be ranked 11th when the rankings are updated on 28th February Monday. However, he is just 1 point away from Hurkacz who replaces Sinner in the Top-10. A good run in the coming tournaments can see him enter the Top-10 once again. Sinner is expected to play next at the 2022 Indian Wells Masters followed by the 2022 Miami Masters where he will have massive points to defend.

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