“Got All the Guns”: Novak Djokovic Hails Jannik Sinner Ahead of Potential Encounter at Monte Carlo Masters 2021

Published 04/13/2021, 7:49 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks on during a practice session ahead of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 07, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been at the top of the game for a lengthy period. The Serbian ace has established himself as one of the most successful personalities in sporting history. As of today, he is one of the senior-most players in the sport and is looked up to by most of the youngsters on the Tour. 

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Recently, Djokovic hailed rising talent Jannik Sinner on his recent development in the game. In a short span, Sinner has climbed up several spots. With time, the young Italian is only going to get better since the teenager is playing so well and can be considered a future leader in the sport. 

Mar 31, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Jannik Sinner of Italy celebrates after match point against Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan (not pictured) in a men’s singles quarterfinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Taking note of his growth in the game, Djokovic stated, “Ya great tournament for the young guys. Both Sinner and Hurkacz played a fantastic tournament. They beat some big names on the road to the finals. Sinner has been so consistent for the last year and a half… If not the leader, he’s definitely one of the leaders of the next-generation coming up.”

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Novak Djokovic feels Jannik Sinner will do wonders in the coming years

In the coming years, the Serb feels Jannik will be a serious challenger for all the accolades in the game. At such a young age, Sinner has shown great versatility with his ability to adapt to the different surfaced courts. 

Novak praised the Italian further and added, “He’s got all the guns in his game that he needs to be a challenger for the greatest titles in the sport. He’s playing equally well on clay and hard court and other surfaces, so that’s great to see. He’s very mature with the way he plays and behaves on the court.”

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 11: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning match point during his semi-final singles match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during day nine of the 2020 ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena on January 11, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Jannik Sinner reached his first ATP Masters 1000 final

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This season, Jannik has performed exceedingly well and has shown promising signs at the tournaments. He reached his first ATP Masters 1000 final in Miami earlier. Meanwhile, Novak lifted his 18th Grand Slam title in Melbourne at the start of the season. 

As the focus has shifted towards the clay-court events, it will be interesting to see how the young guys and the experienced ones fair at the Monte Carlo Masters this week. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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