Former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis believes Jannik Sinner ‘has everything to become great.’
Sinner, 19, is one of the most heralded youngsters in the ATP and he made a serious impression at Roland Garros earlier this month.
And, as tennis starts to look for its next big star, Baghdatis has tipped the Italian to be at the front of the queue – but has warned it won’t be easy to follow Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.
“It will be tough for anyone to emerge after them, even though there are great talents around,” Baghdatis told the Cyprus Mail.
“One of them is Italian Jannik Sinner, he has everything to become great, including a great team around him and a legendary coach like Riccardo Piatti, which is an extremely important thing, especially at a young age such as his.”
That said Baghdatis says we cannot expect anyone to else to reach the level of the tennis’ current biggest stars – because they ‘are not normal.’
“The Big three… Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic… People see them and think what they are doing is normal.
“But I assure you it’s not, if it was I would have done the same!”
“What Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have achieved is out of this world.
“And the reason they are still out there winning tournaments is because they never stop learning, they always find ways to improve themselves, even after almost two decades at the top.”
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