Boris Becker has no doubts: "Tennis is in good hands with Jannik Sinner"

The legendary former German tennis player, current coach of Holger Rune, shared great praise for the young Italian and the other young players

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Boris Becker has no doubts: "Tennis is in good hands with Jannik Sinner"
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Boris Becker was one of the first to compliment Jannik Sinner for the great performances shown in the Davis Cup and, in general, during the season. The former German champion expressed words of great admiration towards Italian, in a recent interview with Eurosport Germany, but also underlined how tennis is in good hands, thanks to the generation of young tennis players that is advancing.

"Jannik Sinner's growth has been impressive. He has always been dangerous, but now he has a certain consistency and a relaxed attitude on the court: this makes him even more fearsome and also helps him in critical phases of the game.

He is a polite and well-mannered boy. reserved, despite being a superstar, and also incredibly nice. This year he is the basis for the next big step, which must be to reach the final of a Grand Slam tournament and maybe even win it.

Tennis is in good hands. Along with the trio formed by Carlos Alcaraz, Holger Rune and Ben Shelton, we'll be hearing a lot about him next year."

And in fact, Sinner ended the season in teh best possible way

Becker began collaborating with Rune a few weeks ago and the fruits of his work have already been seen in the latter part of 2023.

The Dane seems to have solved his problems and changed his pace. Returning to Sinner, the season finale experienced by Jannik leaves no room for other interpretations. The Italian will be one of the protagonists of the major circuit for many years.

Snner won the ATP 500 tournaments in Beijing and Vienna by beating Daniil Medvedev in the final, a tennis player who had defeated him six consecutive times. Sinner then reached a prestigious final at the ATP Finals, losing only to one of the best versions of Novak Djokovic.

The 22-year-old then became the hero of the Italian Davis Cup expedition. An expedition that ended with Italy's second historic success in the most important team event. And we recall Sinner beat Djokovic twice in the semifinal against Serbia: in singles and in the doubles match.

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