'Rafael Nadal is quite similar to him', says top coach

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'Rafael Nadal is quite similar to him', says top coach

Jannik Sinner's records grow month after month and his numbers are increasingly evident to all tennis fans. The young and talented blue, at only 19 years and 7 months, is one of the youngest teenagers to reach the final in the Masters 1000 in Miami and on Sunday against Hubert Hurkacz Jannik he has the chance to win his first Masters 1000 and increase his overtime numbers.

With this victory Jannik Sinner joins a very small club, among the tennis players who, less than 20 years old, have reached the final in this Masters 1000, a tournament that until recently was considered as the 'Fifth Slam' In the last two years Sinner has entered the Top 100 and is now close to the world Top 20.

The South Tyrolean tennis player has already won two ATP titles, in as many finals and has proven to be icy in the moments that matter. Without forgetting the 2019 victory of the NextGen Finals where Sinner began to show some of his great talent in Milan.

In the match against Roberto Bautista Agut, Jannik found himself several times one step away from the abyss, but thanks to his shots and an incredible coldness the blue has always climbed the slope and conquered the victory thanks to a zero break, made with winning and great numbers, he grabbed the pass for the final.

Jannik Sinner has created history at the Miami Open 2021. The 19-year-old became the fourth teenager after Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic to enter the final of the Miami Open. In a recent interview, Jannik Sinner’s coach Riccardo Piatti talked about his success as a tennis player so far.

He revealed that his recent training with Rafael Nadal really helped him a lot.

Piatti highlights Jannik Sinner understood the mind of Rafael Nadal

“Of course, I was very happy because you need to live with these guys [Rafael Nadal].

These guys are quite simple and focused about what they are doing and Jannik likes [this] and he understands that Rafa is quite similar to him,” said the coach in the interview. The coach also pointed out a difference between Rafa and Sinner and sarcastically mentioned that it was a small one.

“The only difference is he [Rafa] won 20 Slams. Small difference,” added Piatti with a laugh. “He understands, ‘Okay if I do everything correct and I’m young and I need to continue like this, I can reach some of my dreams.’ It was in the perfect moment of his career. I think that these 14 days for Jannik were perfect to understand Rafa’s mind,” concluded the coach.