Simone Vagnozzi talked about the confrontation between his athlete Jannik Sinner and the already number one in the world Carlos Alcaraz, in a recent interview granted to the Italian newspaper Il Quotidiano of Trentino-Alto Adige.
An ever-existing comparison, to which the coach wanted to express his considerations. The coach admitted quite clearly and unequivocally: "Jannik will never have the physique of Alcaraz, who at 18 was already a man. But within three years we will bring him to have the best possible physique without distorting his characteristics.
You mustn't be in a hurry and push too hard with athletic workloads, it would be like throwing a boomerang, it would backfire. On a mental and determination level, Sinner has nothing less."
Vagnozzi on Sinner
Vagnozzi explained what he believes the Iberian's real advantage is over the 21-year-old from Italy: "He entered the tennis tour more ready, even more precocious and complete than Jannik, who however is already strong and has enormous room for improvement.
Already today he varies the game with greater fluidity and better automatisms, above all he knows when and how to do it based on the opponent. Tactically he is trying new things, even to be more patient and to lengthen the exchange.
This sometimes leads him to waste more energy than a more mature player of 26-27 years, as he can be a Medvedev." Vagnozzi did not retrace his steps and reiterated what Sinner's main intentions are in the 2023 season: "We are aiming for the ATP Finals in Turin, scheduled for November.
To succeed, he needs to have continuity of performance and achieve results in the big Opens. The start of the season was excellent, both in terms of technical growth and on a physical level, if we exclude the small game injury he had in Adelaide." The technician will now continue to work with the Italian tennis player in view of the first ATP Master 1000 of the year in Indian Wells. Sinner and Alcaraz will clash also during the clay swing and in the rest of the season.