Djokovic's former coach shares a special praise for Sinner

Riccardo Piatti, former coach of the Serb, of Sinner, Wawrinka and Muguruza, shared a beautiful message on Instagram for the young Italian

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Djokovic's former coach shares a special praise for Sinner
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Riccardo Piatti shared a very long post on Instagram, in which the former coach of many tennis stars praised Jannik Sinner, finalist in the 2023 edition of the ATP Finals. Piatti, we remind you, also coached Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Garbine Muguruza for short periods, before coaching Sinner from 2014 to 2022.

Piatti's beautiful dedication to Sinner

In his letter shared on The Gram, Piatti explained: "First of all I publicly congratulate Jannik (because I have already paid him privately) for this wonderful week, he played an excellent tournament and high level tennis.

I also want to say that this doesn't surprise me that much, because I've always believed in him and I've always known that he was ready to do great things. In recent years he has always demonstrated constant growth, an incredible attitude to work and consistency in results and improvement.

I can only be happy for his final, because as with every teacher, of every age group, it is nice to see their players excel and become great, both physically and sportingly. Sunday's final is certainly only the first of a long series that will win and I wish Jannik the best of luck for this present and for the future.

I also wanted to tell him well done for not having listened to the useless criticisms received during his last failure to participate in the Davis Cup, regarding his lack of attachment to the shirt and whether or not he feels Italian.

Sterile criticisms that came from people who were not competent and who did not know how to perform at a high level. Jannik, a week like this at the Finals, the future Slams that you will win and the world ranking are the best way to demonstrate your attachment to Italy and to make all Italians feel proud of having someone like you among the best athletes in the world."

Riccardo Piatti