World No. 10 Jannik Sinner is reportedly accompanied by former Italian tennis player Simone Vagnozzi in Monte Carlo. On Friday, it was reported that Sinner decided to split with his long-term coach Riccardo Piatti. On Saturday, Federica Cocchi reported that Sinner is working with Vagnozzi, a former coach of Marco Cecchinato and Simone Travaglia.
Sinner hasn't made any official announcements so it's unclear whether the two are working full-time or just on a trial basis.
Jannik Sinner is in Montecarlo training with Simone Vagnozzi (former coach of Cecchinato and Travaglia) preparing for ATP 500 in Dubai 🇦🇪.
Via @FedeCocchi https://t.co/uF2PFpuwPh — Janniksin_Updates (@JannikSinner_Up) February 12, 2022
Sinner and Piatti both indicated recently that the Italian could make some changes in his coaching staff. “The emergence of Alcaraz is something positive, it stimulates him and keeps him on the tightrope at the same time, it's good.
Alcaraz works with Juan Carlos Ferrero, a great champion. I don't rule out Jannik adding a former Grand Slam champion to his team in the future, which I already did when working with Milos Raonic. I will always be here, but if you want to improve, you have to be constantly open to new things," Piatti recently told Corriere della Sera.
Sinner specifically mentioned John McEnroe
During this past Australian Open, former world No. 1 McEnroe said he would be interested in working with Sinner on a part-time basis. “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." When asked about a potential partnership wtih McEnroe, Sinner sounded really interested.
"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."