Serena Williams' ex-coach said Sinner is the same version of Djokovic.

Rennae Stubbs expressed on the two young players of the ATP Tour, Sinner and Carlitos Alcaraz, comparing the Italian with the Serbian champion

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Serena Williams' ex-coach said Sinner is the same version of Djokovic.
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Serena Williams' former coach Rennae Stubbs talked about the two young talents of the ATP Tour, Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, in the latest episode of Racquet's Rennae Stubbs Tennis Podcast. Speaking to Andrea Petkovic, Stubbs highlighted how Sinner is a same version of ATP No.1 Novak Djokovic.

Furthermore, Serena Williams' former coach said Sinner is ahead of Alcaraz at the moment, praising the role of Darren Cahill, who has improved many aspects of the young Italian's tennis. "I think Jannik Sinner's net game is improving experientially.

Darren Cahill has been a huge influence in that department. So, I think he's advancing his dropshots and his slice backhand. It's a work in progress. 'hit a couple of times against him on some big points, a couple of break points.

You think: Where is Sinner attackable? Where do you score a point against him? You can not. He's like the same version of Novak Djokovic. I think Jannik Sinner has more advantages than Carlitos Alcaraz. I think he can get better at hitting the dropshot, which he's doing.

He's implementing that forehand dropshot which is fantastic, it also got him a couple of really important points against Alex de Minaur, which is probably the best move in tennis,” she told.

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Sinner said Paris Olympics is his target

The Italian is now working tirelessly for the next tournaments and in particular for the Sunshine Double, between Indian Wells and Miami.

Sinner gave an interesting interview to the Italian website Sportmediaset, talking about many topics. "Last year, after a good start, I didn't have a good tournament, this year I hope to raise my level. Rome is a beautiful tournament, the best thing is playing in front of so many fans, when you enter the pitch you seem to hear a roar, almost as if there were 50,000 fans." Last year he made the semi-final but now Jannik has high expectations for Wimbledon too.

"It's a challenge that I like even if it's a different surface. You have to make friends with the grass, sometimes it bounces badly and sometimes it stimulates but you have to try to improve. Earth? I think it's the surface where I can improve the most but I think I can do very well there too," he told.

Jannik Sinner© Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Staff Getty Images Sport

One of the events in 2024 is the Paris Olympics. "Just thinking about being part of it is nice, I'll go to Paris to get a medal. But it's also useful for my future because I'll be able to meet new athletes and new working methods, get more information and there will be the strongest athletes around.

The pressure it's part of the game, it's a positive thing because it means that I'm doing well on the pitch. However, success hasn't changed me as a person, I dream of finding that feeling of victory again but other things are also important to me, family and many others things," he analyzed.

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