Jannik Sinner, current number 14 in the world rankings, just two years ago was out of the top hundred players of the ATP ranking. Born in 2001, Jannik can already boast four successes on the major circuit: two consecutive titles in Sofia, one in Melbourne and one in Washington.
Last year he was able to reach the quarter-finals at the Roland Garros, before being stopped by Spaniard Rafael Nadal in three sets. A year ago, Sinner raised his first ATP trophy in Sofia, Bulgaria, overtaking Vasek Pospisil in the third set tiebreak.
Twelve months later, the very young South Tyrolean managed to confirm his success by beating the Frenchman Gael Monfils in two halves this time. The 20-year-old is currently in 10th place in the Race to Turin ranking, valid for qualifying for the ATP Finals.
Riccardo Piatti praised Jannik Sinner
Speaking of his pupil in a new interview for Sky, Riccardo Piatti said: “Sinner is not yet among the top five ATP players. However, I believe that in a year and a half he will be where he wants. He is predestined to work, he still has room for improvement and my role is to focus on these points.”
A few weeks ago, Sinner beat Max Purcell, Zachary Svajda and Gael Monfils to play his first round of 16 in New York, where he was stopped by Alexander Zverev with a score of 6-4 6-4 7-6.
Jannik is today the second Italian player in the world rankings: he is preceded by the 25-year-old Matteo Berrettini, in 7th place. After him, instead, Lorenzo Sonego (21st), Fabio Fognini (30th), Lorenzo Musetti (61st), Gianluca Mager (71st), Marco Cecchinato (78th), Stefano Travaglia (89th) and the veteran Andreas Seppi (93 °).
Sinner has never taken part in an Olympic Games, having given up traveling to Tokyo last summer. Former ATP number one Roger Federer has announced that he will give up the rest of the season due to a new surgery on his right knee: he will soon come out of the world top 10, as has not happened since 2017.