Darren Cahill makes the cards at 2024 by Jannik Sinner

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Darren Cahill makes the cards at 2024 by Jannik Sinner

Australian Darren Cahill, former world No. 22 in 1989, then highly successful coach and now supercoach of Jannik Sinner alongside Simone Vagnozzi, granted a lengthy interview to Corriere dello Sport ranging wide-ranging on issues concerning the 22-year-old from Sesto Pusteria, South Tyrol, who dragged Italy to victory in the Davis Cup 47 years after the first time.

Cahill has coached, during his coaching career, Lleyton Hewitt, Andre Agassi, Andy Murray, Ana Ivanovic, Fernando Verdasco, Daniela Hantuchova, Sorana Cîrstea and Simona Halep, Here are his words, quotes are quoted from the Eurosport website.

"I am not surprised by the level Sinner has reached in these weeks. I know the tennis he canò express and what we can see in the future. He still has ample room for improvement and, for that very reason, working with Jannik è exciting. He now understands the game better and better, he knows even more about his body, he listens to it. It is apparently small details that make però the difference. The work done with Umberto Ferrara (physical trainer, ed.) in the last two years is bearing great fruit: Jannik è much more strong, durable and also fast".

"In order foré two coaches to work well together è it is necessary, first of all, that they are willing to cooperate, put in rules and support each other. And so è è it has been. Simone Vagnozzi è the first voice, the ‘main coach’, and è it is an honor for me to work alongside him. I think in 20 or 30 years we will be talking about him as one of the best coaches on the circuit".

"Willingness" to change è a gift of Sinner’s: if he has to change his diet, he will; if we change the workout routine, he will have no problem doing so. And that will obviously be reflected in the game as well. È willing to do that, to push his limits, to sacrifice to improve. Working with an athlete like Jannik è a privilege. However, you will see some new technical and tactical changes in the next 18 months. It will takeè time to assimilate them».

"Having played so many matches under pressure these months helped him a lot in facing the Davis Cup finals. He was now used to expectations and used them in his own favor, as great champions know how to do. Winning in an Italy jersey made him incredibly proud, but Italy isn&#39t just Sinner. You have to give credit to all the guys, to the team, Davis is not è an individual competition".

"I firmly believe that Jannik will win a Slam, that è that’s the goal. I don’t know when, but he è capable of it. It takes resilience, confidence and even a bit of luck. His potentialities è have no limits. We have to be good at not putting pressure on him. The Olympic Games are a top priority for Jannik, who loves playing for Italy. The Olympics are already on our agenda".

"Jannik will takeà some well-deserved time off, a dozen days, becauseé it has been an exhausting few months. He will not playà the first week of tournaments in Australia. The preparation will be carried out in Spain for 2/3 weeks: first the physical part with Umberto Ferrara and then the technical part with Simone. He will playà a couple of matches at the Kooyong Classic, a’very competitive and useful exhibition that takes place in Melbourne before the Australian Open".

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