Jannik Sinner in particular has been singled out for praise with Ivanisevic saying that he believes he can become a dominant force in men's tennis. He sees improvement over the last year from the Italian and also a shift in mindset towards thinking he can win Grand Slams.
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“I’m a big fan of Jannik. I’ve followed him since he was a junior and I have great respect for him,” Ivanisevic said to reports on Sunday.
“I like his tennis. I think with his team in the last year he has improved a lot. He improved his serve and his coming to the net. He’s playing much better volleys.”
“We saw this week (at the ATP Finals) and this year is a Jannik Sinner who unfortunately in the semifinals of Wimbledon played Novak. We saw a Jannik Sinner who can win, and he believes that he can win Grand Slams.”
But as well as Sinner, he believes that Carlos Alcaraz is the next player along and the one that alongside the Italian eclipses every other rising star on the tour.
“For me, there are two young players two steps in ahead of everyone else. One is Carlos Alcaraz. The second one is Jannik Sinner. Jannik Sinner is catching up. These two guys for me, they’re going to be future of the tennis.” he continued.
“Carlos already won two Grand Slams and he’s the future of tennis. Jannik really stepped up this year. He showed the world and himself that he’s ready next year to win Grand Slams, and he’s not afraid of anybody.”