Volandri shares a major update on Jannik Sinner's Paris Olympics 2024 schedule

The young Italian should play the men's singles at the Olympic tournament together with his countryman Lorenzo Sonego

by Lorenzo Ciotti
SHARE
Volandri shares a major update on Jannik Sinner's Paris Olympics 2024 schedule
© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport

Filippo Volandri, in an interview given to the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, revealed the desire of Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Sonego to participate in the Olympic doubles tournament, to aim to win a historic medal.

The Paris Olympic Games 2024 will be held on the clay courts of the Roland Garros at the end of the grass season.

"Everyone feels like Davis' captain, but no one would take my place: I'm used to it by now. Bolelli and Vavassori were exceptional, but calling up two doubles players would change the balance a bit and in the Finals Sinner and Sonego played great, so much so that they would like to get together for the Olympics. In any case, there is time to decide," declared Volandri before focusing on Sinner's results.

"We knew it was just a matter of waiting, Jannik is a player of a special kind, the Slams are now his horizon. With a champion like this, Italy will always be in the front row to win the Davis Cup, also because he is surrounded by teammates of great technical and human caliber.

And the success in Australia basically replicated that in Davis: after the victories with Novak Djokovic, Italy was the favorite in Malaga and he was the favorite in Melbourne, the management of the pressure in both cases was perfect," he explained.

Lorenzo Sonego and Jannik Sinner
Lorenzo Sonego and Jannik Sinner© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

The difference was made by the double, which led Italy to triumph in the Davis Cup. Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Sonego gave a great response to Davis Cup captain Filippo Volandri, winning the two complicated doubles matches with great merit against Holland and Serbia.

Without the harmony between the two young Italian tennis players, the team would hardly have been able to triumph in Davis Cup after 47 years.

Berrettini's former coach praises Sinner

Vincenzo Santopadre, former coach of Matteo Berrettini, spoke about the great improvements shown by Jannik Sinner.

"Tennis is characterized by the fact that there are tournaments that follow one another with impressive speed. It seems like a lifetime has already passed since his triumph in Melbourne given that next week he will be back on the court in Rotterdam. In this sport you always have to look ahead and you have to work."

For the team that is following Jannik Sinner, formed as coaches by the duo Simone Vagnozzi-Darren Cahill, Santopadre shared words of praise: "To date this is the best possible team for him, we can see it, we understand it, we can perceive it. The fact to highlight is that no one wants to be the prima donna. They know how to manage success, there is humility and a desire to work. The team members have the same values as him and this improves performance."

Sinner's prospects for 2024 after the success in Melbourne? "I don't want to get into a discussion about whether he will win another Slam or not because we shouldn't put pressure on him but the strength of greats like Jannik is that they understand what needs to be done and then they act."

Jannik Sinner Olympics Lorenzo Sonego
SHARE