Former Roger Federer's coach confesses: "Jannik Sinner let me down last season"

In an exclusive interview with Tennis Majors, the Croatian Ivan Ljubicic talked abiyt the Italian

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Former Roger Federer's coach confesses: "Jannik Sinner let me down last season"

Ivan Ljubicic is confident that Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and Holger Rune will dominate tennis in the coming years. The former Croatian tennis player believes that Daniil Medvedev will still be able to have his say in 5-6 years, but that it will be the three young players who will divide the most important tournaments of the ATP Tour.

Former Roger Federer's coach told about: "Most likely, five years from now, Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and Holger Rune will be number one, two and three in the world rankings with Daniil Medvedev still around to make life difficult." In an exclusive interview with Tennis Majors, the Croatian explained: "Sinner has improved, as he should at his age.

Everyone would like to see this definitive leap in quality. But his path is not disappointing. Last year I was disappointed from the fact that he hasn't played enough big games, which I thought was important. I was sorry he didn't play any big match, no semifinal, no final.

He now he's taking the step that he should have done last year. There are no doubts. I don't know if it will be this year or next, but his determination will allow him to continue to grow." Sinner has decided to take a short break after Wimbledon and, unlike last season, will return to the field directly at the National Bank Open.

Alcaraz, Sinner and Rune

Alcaraz has certainly made the definitive leap in quality by winning two Grand Slams, the last one at Wimbledon a few weeks ago by beating Novak Djokovic in the final, and reaching the top of the ranking.

Rune won the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy last year and has reached the quarterfinals three times at Grand Slam level. Sinner, for his part, came close to his first success in a 1000m on two occasions, Miami 2021 and 2023, and played the semifinals in a Grand Slam tournament on the lawns of the All England Club.

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