It is no longer a mystery that Jannik Sinner is recognized by colleagues and professionals as one of the greatest prospects in the future. The young blue also certified this sensation at the Miami Open, where he benefited from a draw that was not exactly impossible for a Masters 1000.
Riccardo Piatti's protégé has been the author of an exceptional rise in the last two seasons, such as to impress even the fans. top player of the men's circuit. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have repeatedly praised him when he was asked to express an opinion on the Italian starlet.
Jannik had the chance to challenge Nadal himself in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros 2020, coming out defeated in three sets but creating serious headaches for the 13-time champion of Paris. The two then decided to train together during the 14-day quarantine in Australia, a further attestation of esteem by the former number 1 in the world.
In a recent interview, his coach Piatti told some details of his collaboration with Sinner.
Coach of Jannik Sinner: 'Have to learn how to win ugly'
“Jannik Sinner lives for tennis, he has no limits. I showed him a lot of matches of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic, but only the ones where they played bad and they still won,” said Riccardo Piatti.
Watching the matches of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic is not a unique strategy. However, the interesting part is that Sinner’s coach only makes him watch those matches where they won despite playing bad tennis.
The coach believes that this is a tactic that will help Sinner gain self-confidence and not give up even on his worst days. Sinner definitely has a lot of potential and can be a big name in tennis one day. Teen prodigy Jannik Sinner was recently featured on ATP's popular series "The Last Time With..."
. The Italian touched upon a wide range of topics in the segment, right from looking up to 20-time Major winner Rafael Nadal to his support of Serie A club AC Milan. "Rafael Nadal, definitely. Always when I see him, I am quite nervous," Sinner said.
Sinner added that he felt the same kind of reverence for Nadal's arch-rival Roger Federer, who made his much-awaited comeback to the tour a few weeks ago in Doha. "It is the same with Roger," the Italian said.
"It is always special to meet them." During the segment, Jannik Sinner also revealed that he doesn't consider himself to be particularly famous at this point of his career.