Italian tennis star Jannik Sinner reveals he absolutely enjoys being around Darren Cahill as he thinks extremely of the Australian coach. Cahill is one of the most respected coaches on the Tour, having guided Simona Halep to two Grand Slam titles and the top spot.
Now, Cahill is working with Sinner, who split with his long-term coach Riccardo Piatti earlier this year. Cahill joined Sinner this grass season and Sinner says so far, so good with the Australian coach. "Darren is an honest and humble person who wants to help me and my team.
Humanly, there is no better person. We work hard every day, we have fun and there is harmony within the whole group. This is the most important thing," Sinner said of Cahill.
.@janniksin:"Darren is an honest and humble person who wants to help me and my team.
Humanly, there is no better person. We work hard every day, we have fun and there is harmony within the whole group. This is the most important thing." #JanTheFox
📷: @mckParis pic.twitter.com/ZbjR7qRTjK — Janniksin_Updates (@JannikSinner_Up) June 30, 2022
Cahill also thinks highly of Sinner
Cahill is definitely someone who can spot a talent and he believes Sinner has all the qualities that someone needs in order to be a great player.
"Jannik is one of the most interesting talents in tennis and so I have followed his evolution. And in person he confirmed the idea I had formed. An extremely polite guy, hard worker and passionate about his work. Which makes everything easier," Cahill said of Sinner.
Sinner and Cahill are off to a good start as Sinner has been through to the Wimbledon last-16. Sinner clinched his first tour-level win on grass earlier this week at Wimbledon and now he has made the second week at the tournament.
In the Wimbledon last-16, Sinner faces Carlos Alcaraz. Reflecting on the upcoming match, Alcaraz said Sinner plays "unbelievable" tnnis. "Obviously Jannik is a good player," Alcaraz said. "He plays unbelievable.
He has a great level here on grass. He has won really good matches here, so it's going to be a really tough round. But obviously I'm going to enjoy [it]. Playing against Jannik is always tough. I like to play these kind of matches, these kind of challenges."