Jannik Sinner news: Italian confirms coaching shake-up with Boris Becker linked to vacant role

Jannik Sinner talks to the media

Jannik Sinner has announced major changes to his coaching set up as he has revealed that he has parted ways with six members of his team and the likes of Boris Becker and Magnus Norman have been mooted as possible replacements.

On the back of his quarter-final defeat exit from the Australian Open, reports emerged from Italian media that Sinner is considering a shake-up as he is set to split from long-time coach Riccardo Piatti.

The 20-year-old Sinner started his journey with Piatti at the age of 13 as he oversaw his rise in tennis with the youngster winning five ATP Tour singles titles and reaching a career-high of No 9 in the rankings under his tutelage.

However, the Italian clearly felt that change was needed in order for him to grow further and he has confirmed on social media that he has parted company with Piatti and five other members – including coach Andrea Volpini, fitness coach Dalibor Sirola and physiotherapist Claudio Zimagli.

“After many successful years together, my coaching team and I have decided to part ways,” he wrote. “I’d like to thank Riccardo, Dalibor, Claudio, Andrea, Cristian and Gaia for everything they have done for me from the beginning of my career until now.

“Riccardo especially, he taught me many things that will forever remain a part of my tennis. Many special memories were made and I’ll always look back on the time we spent together fondly.”

Sinner is yet to confirm who will join his team, but the likes of Boris Becker and Magnus Norman have been heavily linked with the Italian.

Gazzetta dello Sport claims seven-time Grand Slam winner Becker, who worked with 20-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic from 2013 to 2016 – is in the running while Corriere della Sera states former world No 2 Norman is also a contender.

Norman worked with three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Warwinka for eight years before they split in 2020.