An always present comparison, to which the coach wanted to give his opinion. Simone Vagnozzi spoke of the comparison between his athlete Jannik Sinner and the former world number one Carlos Alcaraz in a recent interview with Il Quotidiano del Trentino-Alto Adige.
The coach admitted clearly and unequivocally: “He will never have the physique of Alcaraz, who was already a man at 18. But in three years we will get him to have the best physique possible without distorting his features”, is the plan revealed by the 39 year old technician.
He then added: “We must not be in a hurry and push too hard with the athletic workload, it would be like throwing a boomerang, it would backfire on us. Mentally and in terms of determination, Sinner has nothing to envy.” Vagnozzi explained which is, in his opinion, the true advantage of the Iberian over the 21-year-old from San Cándido: “He entered the circuit more prepared tennis wise, even earlier and more complete than Jannik, who, however, is already strong and has enormous room for improvement.
He already varies his game with greater fluidity and better automatisms, above all he knows when and how to do it depending on the rival. He tactically he is trying new things, like being more patient and lengthening the trade.
This sometimes leads him to expend more energy than a more mature 26-27 year old player, such as Medvedev,” he commented in the interview. Vagnozzi did not back down and reiterated Sinner’s main intentions for the 2023 season: “Our goal is the ATP final in Turin, scheduled for November.
To achieve this, we need continuity in performance and results in the big tournaments. The start of the season has been very good, both in terms of technical and physical growth, if we exclude the small injury he had in Adelaide,” he added.
Alcaraz did not have any complaints
After winning his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open, Carlos Alcaraz rose to World No. 1. “I think I’m playing at a high level. I don’t know if compared to last year but I’m happy with the level I’m showing.
These are different times. Last year I was at a great level, which I showed by winning Rio, winning Miami, winning certain tournaments,” Carlos Alcaraz said. “I think the level I have now can obviously be improved, but I’m very happy with the level I’m playing with.
But right now I’m at a very good level physically and I’m playing very tough and demanding matches day after day and that keeps me very happy after so much time away from the circuit,” Alcaraz said.
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