Boris Becker shares a massive prediction for Jannik Sinner

The former German tennis legend said the Italian will win several Slams in his career

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Boris Becker shares a massive prediction for Jannik Sinner
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Boris Becker was one of the great guests at the Italian meeting Sports Festival in Trento, scheduled from 12 to 15 October. The German legend, who wrote important pages in the history of tennis both as a player and as a coach, talked about himself during the event and naturally spoke about what is happening now in the ATP circuit.

Being in Italy, the former world number one talked about the current moment in Italian tennis. "Today Italy has very good players like Jannik Sinner, Matteo Berrettini and Lorenzo Sonego. I like Jannik a lot, he has a nice personality, he is a good player and can win several Grand Slam titles," he revealed.

Then he added: "Of course, there are great players like Carlos Alcaraz or Novak Djokovic who can get in the way, but he is young and has a good chance of becoming one of the best tennis players in the coming years. The future will hold many exciting moments for fans because there are many young talents who will show good things soon." The 55-year-old former player, the only athlete in history to have won two Slams before turning 19, did not hide the talent and prospects of the 22-year-old winner of the ATP Masters 1000 in Toronto.

Becker talks about Djokovic

In December 2013 Becker became Novak Djokovic's coach until the end of the 2016 season, in which the collaboration ended. The German described what the experience was like and some particular anecdotes.

"I just told him that the most important thing was honesty, that I would tell him when he played badly or even very badly, otherwise he would never improve. Furthermore, I told him that I would make sure I went home with a trophy in every final I played.

For two years we got along very well, for me he is a younger brother," said the German. Djokovic will come back on the court for the Paris Rolex Masters, to move to Turin for the ATP Finals and in Malaga for the Davis Cup Finals.

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