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‘Can’t Afford To…’ – Despite Jannik Sinner Gradually Closing the Gap on Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz, Italian Tennis Veteran Identifies One Glaring Weakness

Published 08/21/2023, 3:42 PM EDT

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There is no denying that Jannik Sinner is doing wonders given his recent breakthrough this season. After outshining some of the top guns, the Italian tennis star previously concluded his remarkable Wimbledon campaign by reaching the semifinal round of the prestigious event. Now, the 22-year-old player has taken his stellar form to the North American hardcourt swing as he clinched the Canadian Open title.

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In the process, Sinner has entrenched his position at the 6th spot of the ATP rankings while closing the gap on the top 2 ranked players, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz. However, despite his remarkable performances and accolades, the Italian tennis veteran, Diego Nargiso believes that his young compatriot still lacks one such major aspect that separates him from his fierce competitors.

Italian tennis legend expresses his views on Jannik Sinner’s prowess on the court


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In a recent interview with OASport, the 53-year-old was singing praises for his young countryman’s spectacular skillset on the court. Particularly, his “continuity of serves” has piqued the interest of the Italian tennis legend, Diego Nargiso. During the conversation, the former tennis player also asserted that Jannik Sinner is devastating in his response given his recent performances in the Canadian Open.

Despite serving poorly throughout the outdoor hardcourt event in Toronto, Nargiso revealed how the 22-year-old player still managed to emerge victorious while conceding only a single set to the Frenchman, Gaël Monfils. However, the Italian also highlighted a crucial area where the current world No. 6 needs to improve in order to compare himself to the likes of Djokovic and Alcaraz.


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Nargiso said, “It’s all about how adept he is at responding, but in order to be able to compare himself to tennis players like Djokovic, Alcaraz and Medvedev he can’t afford to miss the line so often.”

Unlike Nargiso, another prominent figure in the tennis community believes that the young Italian possesses the skillset, which puts him in the same category as Djokovic and Alcaraz.


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The American tennis coach also compared Sinner to his fierce competitors

The legendary American coach, Rick Macci, recently took to his Twitter account to laud the world No. 6 player’s “explosive firepower” on the court. In his quirky assessment of Sinner, the seven-time USPTA national coach asserted that he has the quality to pepper those “spicy Italian breadsticks” during his matches in various tournaments. Notably, the renowned coach believes that the 22-year-old is in the same category as Djokovic and Alcaraz as they are real favorites to win the upcoming Grand Slam event in New York.

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Anurag Gusain

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Anurag Gusain is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Being a huge tennis fan, he enjoys watching the Spanish legend Rafael Nadal dominate other superstars on the ATP Tour. His coverage of Nadal's 14 French Open titles has been hailed as some of the best in the business, showcasing his talent for storytelling and his ability to capture the essence of the sport.

Edited By: Tony Thomas