The former Federer's coach reveals the 2024 Djokovic's toughest opponent

Ivan Ljubicic underlined how Jannik Sinner will be the Serbian's toughest rival next season

by Lorenzo Ciotti
The former Federer's coach reveals the 2024 Djokovic's toughest opponent
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Jannik Sinner is already working on the future, a future that will also see him as a protagonist in the next season. And the former Roger Federer's coach Ivan Ljubicic, also former Croatian tennis player, is sure of this. He talked in an interview with the Italian newspaper Tuttosport, in which he underlined how in 2024, Sinner will be the most dangerous rival for Novak Djokovic.

"At the moment Jannik is Djokovic's main rival, I put him just ahead of Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev. It must be said that tennis thrives on moments and everything changes with winter preparation. But now we can say it, Jannik is a top of the top on the Tour.

In recent months I have been struck by the growth and consistency with which he has worked in 2022, Jannik has done well to rebuild himself psychologically after the disappointment at the US Open. I have always been convinced of the quality of his work and that of his team, now we will have to confirm ourselves in the Grand Slam tournaments but I don't think it is a problem," explained Ljubicic.

Regarding the current Top 4 Ljubicic analyzed: "At the moment we could say that it has dug a furrow on the competition but I don't see a dominance like in the times of the Big 3. Then there are Rune and Shelton who can be annoying and let's not forget Ruud who can return in 2022." The tennis season is officially over but we are already thinking about the future and Jannik Sinner is certainly among the protagonists: the fans are hoping that 2024 will also see him among the best within the ATP Tour.

And Sinner is already ready to excite his fans in 2024

The tennis season is officially over and most of the athletes are already working for the new season. 2023 has brought great satisfaction to Italian tennis but the fans' hope is that it can only be the beginning.

Sinner, the absolute protagonist of this finale of 2023 and who has also been hoarding prizes in the last few hours. There are the ATP Awards and Sinner is among the protagonists. He won the award as the most loved tennis player by fans and, in the last few hours, his coaches Simone Vagnozzi and Darren Cahill won the coach of the year award.

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