Jannik Sinner news: Italian’s new coach reveals what he wants to achieve with the world No 10

Jannik Sinner all smiles

Jannik Sinner announced the name of his new coach last week, fellow Italian Simone Vagnozzi, who has made it clear how determined he is to do good work in his new role.

The 20-year-old made waves when he revealed he was splitting with his former long-term coach Riccardo Piatti as he has a reputation for being one of the best trainers on the tour as a result of the work he did with Sinner.

However, the world No 10 wanted a fresh face to help lead him to glory in tournaments and his choice was Vagnozzi who accompanied him at the Dubai Tennis Championships where he made it to the quarter finals, before he was beaten by Hubert Hurkacz.

“If I didn’t feel ready I wouldn’t be here and I wouldn’t have accepted this role,” Vagnozzi told Supertennis.

“The goal is to win matches against the top players and improve the aspects of the game necessary to do so.

“With Sinner we told ourselves not to think too much about the ranking.”

Sinner is also excited to embark on his new coaching journey with Vagnozzi and is embracing the change.

The six time title winner revealed: “Happy to announce I’ll be working with Simone Vagnozzi as my coach moving forward and he will be heading up my team.

“Currently we have no plans to add any more team members at this time but we will review the situation as we go, excited to get started on this new chapter, Forza.

“It is a big change, I had seven years, good years, with my team – now I am here with Vagnozzi, I like the way he is out on court with me and we’ll try to add something new in my game.”

Sinner is next due to play at Indian Wells which kicks off from March 3.