'Jannik Sinner is a quality concentrate', says top coach

Jannik Sinner received one of the best compliments possible for a tennis player

by Simone Brugnoli
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'Jannik Sinner is a quality concentrate', says top coach
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Jannik Sinner received one of the best compliments possible for a tennis player. To exalt the talent of San Candido- in an interview with Fanpage - Claudio Pistolesi, former number 71 of the ATP ranking.

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Pistolesi has had the chance to face or at least closely observe champions like Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Boris Becker during his playing career; while, during his coaching career, to prepare his students for matches against Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

All experiences that allowed him to get in touch with the players who wrote the history of tennis. For this reason, the statements made thinking about the first time he saw Sinner in the second round of qualifying for the US Open in 2019 against Viktor Galovic, take on a special meaning.

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"I first saw Jannik Sinner at the US Open against a Croatian player, Galovic, who is a friend of mine and won 5-2. Then Sinner came back.

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I said that not even the first time I saw Simone Bolelli was so impressed: I listen to the players, as well as watching them, because if you can hear the impact with the ball it says a lot. An impact like this I have never felt, and then there is everything else: the sports culture that has and that probably comes from skiing and family.

As he hits the ball, I haven’t seen anyone in 40 years," Pistolesi said. "I played with Agassi, Sampras, Becker, I coached players against Federer, Djokovic and Nadal but as a clean shot and maximum performance with minimal effort I’ve never seen anyone like that.

Then I repeat also the sports culture is exceptional with the interviews it does, the balance, the serenity. It is a concentrate of quality and even artificial intelligence could not let out a Sinner".

It has been the best year in the race so far for the current number one in the world, Jannik Sinner, who has won four titles so far with his most recent triumph in the ATP 500 of Halle, a title that at the same time meant the fourteenth of his young career.

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