Novak Djokovic Marks Italian Teenager Jannik Sinner as a Potential Number One
Novak Djokovic feels Italian teen Jannik Sinner leads the pack of ‘Subsequent Gen’ gamers with the opportunity of changing into a long run international primary, the Serbian mentioned finally however securing his year-end best rating with a win in Vienna on Wednesday.
Djokovic stored 4 set issues within the opener towards Croatia’s Borna Coric to win 7-6(11) 6-Three to achieve the 3rd spherical of the Erste Financial institution Open within the Austrian capital.
The win supposed that the 17-times Grand Slam winner may just handiest be stopped from tying Pete Sampras’ document of completing as 12 months finish No.1 for the 6th time if Rafael Nadal accepts a wild card in competing in Sofia subsequent month.
The 19-year-old Sinner received the Subsequent Gen ATP Finals in 2019 and is lately at a career-high rating of 43, having reached his maiden Grand Slam quarter ultimate at this month’s French Open.
“I indubitably see numerous high quality within the younger gamers,” mentioned Djokovic. “(Sinner) indubitably possesses a sport this is tough and is with numerous high quality, and you’ll be able to say he has the possible to be a best participant of the sector.
“Sinner is indubitably, I might say, the chief of the fellows more youthful than (Alexander) Zverev and (Stefanos) Tsitsipas, who I feel through many mavens’ evaluations the following ‘best’ best participant.”
German Zverev, elderly 23, reached the U.S. Open ultimate in New York and is a 12 months older than Greek Tsitsipas and they’ve received the former two editions of the season-ending ATP Finals, the largest match in males’s tennis outdoor the Slams.
Djokovic felt the duo are already established gamers and would want to maintain their performances over a duration to wrest the highest rating.
“Many stuff have to come back in combination in a profession and lifetime of a tennis participant to ensure that him so that you could to find his easiest and maximise his attainable and to thrive each and every unmarried 12 months,” Djokovic mentioned.
“And to undergo, as a result of I feel you’ve gotten a significantly better likelihood to have an excellent Grand Slam or an excellent season. However are you able to undergo for 3, 4, 5, 10 years? Fifteen years?”