"He is a reserved, polite, well-mannered boy. Where else does that exist?": Boris Becker about Jannik Sinner

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Tuesday, 28 November 2023 at 01:00
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Boris Becker has chosen the three players who will lead the 2024 ATP Tour, including the recent Davis Cup champion Jannik Sinner.
The former world No. 1 has been working with Danish player Holger Rune for several months, helping him elevate his game to overcome a rough patch after Wimbledon, where Rune suffered five first-round defeats in the next six tournaments he played. In a recent appearance on the Eurosport podcast, Das Gelbe vom Ball, Becker emphasized the promising future of the young star Jannik Sinner, especially considering his impressive end to the year:
“With Jannik Sinner you can clearly see that he has improved in the last one or two years,” praises Becker
“He was always dangerous, but he has now a certain consistency and a relaxed attitude on the court, which allows him to stay true to his line and play tennis even in critical phases," he added.
"It has to be to get to the semi-finals or finals of a Grand Slam tournament and maybe even win it."
Sinner had an outstanding end to the year after the US Open, boasting a record of 20-2 since his elimination in the Round of 16 at Flushing Meadows, which includes both the regular tour events and the Davis Cup. According to Boris Becker, the Italian is a superstar who also maintains humility.
"He is a reserved, polite, well-mannered boy. Where else does that exist? He is a superstar and yet relaxed, reserved and an incredibly likeable athlete," former world No. 1 added.
However, the 6-time Grand Slam champion also predicted that in the coming seasons, Sinner would be one of the three players to dominate alongside the young talents Carlos Alcaraz and Ben Shelton:
“You will also hear a lot in the coming year in conjunction with the trio Alcaraz, Rune and Shelton,”
"I've seen a lot of matches, but apart from Carlos Alcaraz, I've never seen a player who can play tennis so quickly. He has such power in his arm and such good hand-eye coordination," Becker concluded.

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