Patrick Mouratoglou: Learning to handle big matches is next step for Jannik Sinner

Mouratoglou explains how Sinner could elevate his game to a new level.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Patrick Mouratoglou: Learning to handle big matches is next step for Jannik Sinner

Coach Patrick Mouratoglou believes Jannik Sinner's game is "quite complete" as he thinks the Italian just needs to improve his mental game in order to elevate his game to a new level. Sinner, 21, is already an eight-time ATP champion and he has been ranked as high as No 9 in the world.

When it comes to the Grand Slam level, Sinner is a multiple quarterfinalist but he has yet to reach a final or even a semifinal. Now, Mouratoglou says improving his mental game might be the key for Sinner. "If you look at Jannik’s game it’s quite complete.

I don’t see a lot of weaknesses. Of course there is a margin for improvement in some strokes but I think the biggest improvement he can make is how he handles the big matches and how he handles the score. For me his tennis is the tennis of a guy who is top 10 for sure or maybe even top 5.

Maybe even better," Mouratoglou said in a video uploaded on his Instagram.

Mouratoglou thinks improving the mental game might be the key for Sinner

Last Sunday, Sinner made a positive start to the Rotterdam final but then Daniil Medvedev stormed back to beat the Italian 5-7 6-2 6-2.

After falling short in the Rotterdam final, Sinner didn't want to be negative as he just said it was a good learning experience. “I played many matches in the past days and I’m very happy to be in this kind of position.

Obviously in the first set I felt great, I started off in the best way. In the second, the momentum changed a little bit and in the third set I didn’t serve that well. But I think I have improved, especially against him, and so I will try to look forward to [more] of these kinds of matches,” Sinner said after the Rotterdam final. This week, Sinner was scheduled to play in Marseille but he pulled out due to a viral illness.

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