The rise of Jannik Sinner has left many tennis enthusiasts surprised. Already the teenager is being compared to tennis players such as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. The wonder kid has established himself as one of the most exciting next-generation tennis players. In the ATP tour, he has been very exemplary for a player of his age. He managed to finish in the top 100 best tennis players. Currently, he is number 96 in the ATP world rankings.
Jannik’s similarity with Federer
The Italian has various attributes that have been key to his improved performance this year. He is very aggressive and mature traits that have enhanced his serving skills. The teenager is currently known for taking the ball pretty early. Besides, he plays closer to the baseline like Federer and has a high mental strength like Djokovic.
However, Jannik Sinner is not overwhelmed with the constant praises and comparisons he is receiving. In an interview this month, he said, “I do not even read such articles. Everybody is different. I try to take positives.”
Riccardo Piatti explains how good Jannik is
His coach, Riccardo Piatti, has offered great help to the teenager ever since they started working together. Jannik started training under Piatti at the age of 13 years. The coach saw how much he was talented and has occasionally praised him.
Speaking to La Stampa, Riccardo Piatti explained how good Sinner is. He even compared him to some of the players he has trained the likes of Novak Djokovic, Richard Gasquet, Milos Raonic, and Ivan Ljubicic. His verdict was that he has never worked with a player as good as Jannik.
“No, and not even a player from abroad. It doesn’t mean he will become the new Djokovic. I explained it to Jannik after his loss to Stan Wawrinka at the US Open. I coached Novak when he was old as him, 18 years: he was strong, but it took him seven years to win the US Open. For Sinner, the next four or five years will be key,” he told La Stampa.
Regarding how Sinner can be like Federer, Nadal and Djokovic he said, “He needs to handle the game. Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, why do they win so much? Because they are able to switch game thrice or four times in a match.”
Jannik on the possibility of facing Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal
The Italian cannot wait to face the likes of Nadal, Djokovic, and Federer soon. He explained to Corriere on which surfaces he hopes to face off of with the current top 3 best tennis players. “Federer and Djokovic on hard, and Nadal on clay because if I win, it means I am pretty good,” he said.
Sinner in the Ortisei Challenger, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.96, Jannik has a 43-20 win-loss record in 2019. Sinner is now playing in the Ortisei Challenger where he beat Lucas Miedler 7-65 7-5.
Sinner will fight against Marcora in the 3rd round. They have never played each so far on the main tour.
The last time that they played each other, Sinner won 6-3 6-1 in the final in Bergamo Challenger on the 24th February 2019.
Jannik conquered 3 titles in 2019 in the Bergamo Challenger, in the Lexington Challenger and in Milan. The Italian was the finalist in the Ostrava Challenger.
Federer in London, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.3, Federer has a 50-9 win-loss record in 2019. Federer is currently playing in London where he toppled Matteo Berrettini 7-62 6-3.
The Swiss will take on Djokovic in the Round Robin. The head to head is 26-22 for Djokovic.
The last time that they competed against each other, Djokovic won 7-65 1-6 7-64 4-6 13-123 in the final in London on the 14th July 2019.
Federer conquered 4 titles in 2019 in Dubai, in Miami, in Halle and in Basel. Federer was the finalist in Indian Wells and in Wimbledon.
Federer won 103 titles in his career: 47 on hard courts, 11 on clay courts, 21 on indoor courts, 5 on carpet courts and 19 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Jannik Sinner and Roger Federer have never played each other.
Jannik Sinner and Roger Federer
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