Darren Cahill further charged Jannik Sinner in an interview with the Italian newspaper Repubblica. The Australian coach spoke about the blue's prospects this season and overall throughout his career, reflecting on the future improvements to be made to the Italian native's game.
The coach said: "Before my arrival he was already a great player, among the top ten in the rankings: he has incredible weapons and was well trained. Now you have to watch his matches against the best tennis players around and understand what's keeping him from beating them.
Jannik has everything to become the world number one. Then work on it. It definitely takes time, a couple of years and many match situations. Sinner can improve his serve, his transition game, be dominant from the baseline. But the most important thing, when he coaches great players, is to keep improving their strengths.
For example Jannik moves incredibly well, so we spend a lot of time on that. It's great that he's so willing to try new things and try to improve, as long as it doesn't stray too far from the type of player he is." The Australian then added: "You also need a little luck.
Being in the right place at the right time. I think a great success is on the way: the results come because champions are not only champions in the mind, but also in the Heart."
Jannik Sinner in Miami
The talented 21-year-old started his Miami Open adventure very well, getting through the first rounds with little difficulty.
Having beaten Laslo Djere and Grigor Dimitrov, the Italian will now find himself facing a very important challenge for the rest of the tournament: on Tuesday he will face the Russian Andrey Rublev, who is showing off in this Master 1000, in the round of 16.
The winner will then find Emil Rusuvuuori or Botic Van De Zandschulp on the way, who eliminated Casper Ruud: two affordable players on paper, whose success would allow them to reach the semifinals of the competition.
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