Federer, Nadal, Djokovic: Sinner builds the perfect tennis player

The young Italian tennis player enjoyed 'assembling' the complete tennis player piece by piece

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Federer, Nadal, Djokovic: Sinner builds the perfect tennis player
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Building the perfect tennis player is a game that many players have been playing in recent weeks and the last to do it in chronological order was Jannik Sinner. A few weeks ago, in a recent interview with Sky Sport, the Italian tennis player built his perfect tennis player by answering questions from the creator Lisa Offside.

In addition to Roger Federer, Djokovic and Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Nick Kyrgios and Gael Monfils are also on the list. Sinner chose Rafael Nadal for his forehand and mental strength. Novak Djokovic was chosen for the two-handed backhand and for on-court movements.

The young Italian chose Carlitos Alcaraz for the passing shot, while he chose Gael Monfils for the athletic fit. As for the serve, Jannik chose Nick Kyrgios. Finally, Sinner chose Roger Federer for the net game.

Jannik Sinner has improved his game over the last six months

The leap in quality made by Jannik Sinner in the last part of the season was evident.

The 22-year-old Italian overcame Daniil Medvedev by beating him three consecutive times, after losing the previous six head-to-head matches. Sinner defeated him in the two finals won in Beijing and Vienna, and then also prevailed in the semi-final of the Nitto ATP Finals.

In the Masters Tournament, Sinner also had the satisfaction of triumphing against the only two current top-10 players that he had never beaten: Novak Djokovic and Holger Rune. In the first case he brought home a battle that ended only in the third and decisive set; in the second he won even though he had already secured the pass for the penultimate act of the tournament.

What prevented him from reaching the victory was Djokovic himself, who took his personal revenge. Sinner's great performances have impressed fans and professionals: the Italian has in fact collected two prestigious awards at the ATP Awards: Fans' Favorite Player and Most Improved Player Of The Year.

About the upcoming season, Jannik will come back to play an official match at the Australian Open 2024, skipping all the ATP events before the Melbourne Major.