As the Italian Sky Sport reports, the 20-year-old Jannik Sinner will part ways with his long-term coach Riccardo Piatti in the following days. World no. 10 has been working with the famous coach since he was 13, moving to his tennis academy in Bordighera and becoming one of the world's best players under his close guidance.
Jannik and Riccardo have achieved a lot together, with the youngster needing only a couple of seasons to show his rich talent and enter the elite ten. Despite winning seven out of eight matches in 2022, Jannik will seek other options and continue his tennis journey with a different coach in his box, as he and Riccardo mutually agreed to end their successful collaboration.
The decision had been made already in Australia, and Jannik will almost certainly play his next tournament without the famous coach by his side, as they only have to confirm the news in the upcoming days.
Jannik Sinner and Riccardo Piatti will end their collaboration in the following days.
Picking tennis over skiing, Jannik did not need much time to show his immense talent, making a pro debut in 2018 and reaching the first Futures final that season.
The young gun wrapped up the 2019 season in the top-80 as the youngest player since Rafael Nadal after winning three Challenger titles, two Futures crowns and reaching the first ATP semi-final. Sinner also became the ATP Next Gen Finals champion at home in Italy, making Piatti and the entire nation proud.
Making further giant steps towards the top, Jannik had an impressive run in 2020 to find himself in the top-40. After a relatively slow start of the year, Sinner reached the first Major quarter-final on his debut at Roland Garros in October and pushed Rafael Nadal to the limits in the opening two sets before losing 3-0.
Jannik wrapped up the season with his first ATP title in Sofia, gathering a boost ahead of 2021 and targeting a top-10 spot. The San Candido native delivered 49 ATP wins last year, winning four ATP titles and reaching the first Masters 1000 final in Miami, as the youngest player since Novak Djokovic in 2007!
The Italian conquered Washington, Sofia and Antwerp in the rest of the season to become the youngest year-end top-10 player since Rafael Nadal in 2005. As we already said, Sinner made a promising start to the new year, earning three victories at the ATP Cup and advancing into the quarter-final at the Australian Open.
Jannik lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets, and he took a couple of weeks off after testing positive in Rotterdam.