Jannik Sinner, John McEnroe show mutual interest in forming a partnership

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Jannik Sinner, John McEnroe show mutual interest in forming a partnership

Former world No. 1 John McEnroe is open to coaching Jannik Sinner on a part-time basis. Sinner, 20, is one of the most talented players in the world as he is already a top-10 player and last year he debuted at the ATP Finals.

“I am definitely available on a part-time basis, helping Jannik Sinner getting over the hump - which I’ll believe he’ll get over whether I coach him or not," McEnroe said in Eurosport's Cube. "I told Riccardo Piatti I can save him some time if he wants some help to get this young, beautiful Italian player to step up.

I'd love to”.

Sinner is also open to working with McEnroe

Sinner, who is hoping to one day win a Grand Slam champion and become a world No. 1, has nothing but a great respect for McEnroe. "When John speaks, of course, he is a tennis legend,” Sinner said.

“He has won many tournaments, he was a great player. “Yes, I would like to be coached by him. “Let's see what comes out." This week, McEnroe spoke about Nick Kyrgios' enormous talent and said Kyrgios is the most talented player he has seen in the last 10 years.

“I like Nick as a person, I coached him at the Laver Cup four times. He’s a good kid,” McEnroe said. “But it’s tough to watch because he’s so talented, so great for the game. I would love to see him step up and be in the top five or six players, where I think he belongs."

McEnroe was asked what stopped Kyrgios from beating Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open second round. “Between his ears, that’s what’s missing,” McEnroe replied. “He’s got great game.

I would say tennis-wise, the most talented player I’ve seen in the last 10 years. But you also have to bring what it takes to compete on a day in, day out basis."