"He is a very mature boy for his age": Jannik Sinner compared to Bjorn Borg and Mats Wilander in handling pressure by Darren Cahill

Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner has been lavished with praise by his coach Darren Cahill, who believes the rising star shares some similarities with tennis greats, Bjorn Borg and Mats Wilander.

The World No.4 finished the 2023 season on a great note, putting on an excellent performance at the ATP Finals before leading Italy to a historic Davis Cup title. Sinner is primed for an excellent 2024 season, with several already predicting a Grand Slam title within the next few months.

Sinner's ability to handle pressure sets him apart from others, says coach Cahill

In a recent interview with Corriere dello Sport, Cahill spoke on his ward's maturity and attitude on court, saying it enabled the 22-year old to deal with pressure in tough situations.

"His greatest virtue is his ability to adapt to all types of situations and he is a very mature boy for his age, in that sense he reminds me a little of how Borg and Wilander managed the pressure," said Cahill. "He is always smiling, he is very intelligent and competitive, in addition to generating a very good atmosphere wherever he goes."

Furthermore, Cahill admitted he was amazed by the progress made by Sinner over the past two years, especially on the technical side of his game.

"I'm not surprised by the level at which he has played in the last two weeks of the season because I know what he loves this sport and how he works," added the Australian coach, who began working with the Italian last year. "He has learned a lot in the last two years, and his improvement has been evident in some shots as well, such as example, the sliced backhand. He has also polished things on his forehand, which is one of the most impressive I have seen in my career."

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