Italian tennis star Jannik Sinner has been spotted practicing with coach Darren Cahill in Eastbourne.
Sinner, ranked at No.
13 in the world, announced a shock split from his long-time coach Riccardo Piatti in February. Since, Sinner has hired ex-Italian player Simone Vagnozzi and he has several times stated that he's happy with the work done with Vagnozzi.
Now, Sinner has been spotted on a practice court accompanied by Cahill. After making Simona Halep a Grand Slam champion and world No. 1, Cahill and the Romanian decided to end their partnership last year. After taking some time off, Cahill Amanda Anisimova's offer and became her coach for the 2022 season.
However, their partnership didn't last long as Cahill abruptly ended it in Indian Wells.
Is Cahill ready to return to coaching and work with Sinner?
Three months ago in Indian Wells, Cahill said he was burnt out and couldn't commit to coaching.
“I arrived in the US about 3 days before heading to Indian Wells and didn’t feel right. After the second day on court with Amanda, I quickly realized that there was no way I was going to be able to go the distance and give her the attention and care needed to do the coaching job properly," Cahill explained after the split.
"It’s not easy to explain but since emerging from the enforced 28-day quarantine late last year in Australia, I’ve had trouble getting going. That was on the back of 14 days’ quarantine before the AO in 2021, and then 9 months abroad because of our border restrictions and quarantine rules.
After spending 28 days over analyzing and critiqing every coaching move, my mind was exhausted." Meanwhile, Sinner is set to kick off his grass season in Eastbourne. Sinner missed the beginning of the grass season due to a knee injury, but he is set to compete at Eastbourn and Wimbledon.