Jannik Sinner will train exclusively with 2021 Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal during the quarantine period ahead of the 2021 Australian Open.
The players who arrive in Melbourne for the 2021 season will undergo a two-week quarantine. Both tennis players and their coach will train for several hours every day. Tennis players will only be allowed to train with one person during the first week of quarantine.
Entering the second week, they will be allowed to double the number of their training team. Nadal and Sinner will train with Diego Schwartzman and Stan Wawrinka.
The tennis players who have progressed to the quarter-finals of the 2020 Australian Open and the young Italian were training together in Melbourne ahead of the 2020 Australian Open, when the young Italian made his Grand Slam debut.
In the 2020 season, the Spanish national has tested the abilities of young Italians in official matches when they met in the quarter-finals of the French Open which the Spanish national won in straight sets.
The quarter-finals were held at the Phillippe Chatrier Stadium and lasted until 1.30am. The young Italian is the youngest tennis player to advance to the French Open quarter-finals since the player who has won the French Open in the last four seasons.
Sinner’s trainer, Riccardo Piatto thought that this would be a great opportunity for his students to learn from the world number 2.
“We have agreed. His name is Rafael Nadal. In the first week, we agreed with Carlos Moya and Rafa, “said Piatti.
“In the second week, when every player can join another player, we made a deal with Wawrinka and Schwartzman. I am sure, being able to see and make preparations with a player who has won 20 Grand Slam titles will be a valuable experience for Jannik. ”
“Jannik will start the 2021 season at the ATP level 250 tournament that will be held in Antalya. He will also take part in another ATP level 250 tournament at Melbourne Park before the Australian Open. ”
“Training with world number 2 could turn things around in the next season. He has been training hard for five weeks. He will be accompanied by Andrea Volpini and Dalibor Sirola in Antalya. I will join him in Melbourne. “