Coach Darren Cahill weighs in on Jannik Sinner’s Grand Slam chances

Coach Darren Cahill believes Jannik Sinner has what it takes to win a Grand Slam and he thinks the Italian could go all the way at the US Open. 

Sinner, 20, is a three-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, having reached the quarterfinal at every Grand Slam outside the US Open. 

At this past Wimbledon, Sinner fell just short of reaching his first Grand Slam semifinal as he lost to Novak Djokovic after being up by two sets up. 

“Jannik is among those who can win Grand Slams,” Cahill told La Stampa. “And I mean now, not in a year’s time. Already at the US Open? He moves well on hard and his play is powerful enough for that kind of surface.”

Cahill is one of the most respected coaches on the Tour, having guided Simona Halep to two Grand Slam titles and the top ranking. 

Cahill sees positive qualities in Sinner and that’s one of the biggest reasons for why he decided to start working with the Italian. 

“Because he is a very good guy, as well as a great player, and I like working with people like that,” Cahill explained. “I’m not interested in the ranking, but in the person and the potential I see.”

Sinner respects Cahill

Sinner and Cahill debuted as a duo during the grass season in Eastbourne. 

When Sinner was asked about Cahill, he described him as a good coach but also as a good person.

“Darren is an honest and humble person who wants to help me and my team. Humanly, there is no better person. We work hard every day, we have fun and there is harmony within the whole group. This is the most important thing,” Sinner said of Cahill at Wimbledon. 

The US Open is the only Grand Slam where Sinner has never reached the quarterfinal. 

It remains to be seen if Sinner can lift his first Grand Slam title at this year’s US Open.