Jack Sinner is becoming the next big thing in men’s tennis following his meteoric rise up the rankings since his win in the Next Gen ATP Finals. He beat Alexander Bublik to reach the semi-finals of the Miami ATP Masters 1000 event at the age of 19. He became only the eighth teenager to do so in the history of the Miami Open. Andre Agassi (1990), Lleyton Hewitt (2000), Rafael Nadal (2005), Novak Djokovic (2007) and Andy Murray (2007) are five of the eight who have gone on to become World Number One.
“He’s not [human]. That’s a fact,” said Bublik. “I asked him if he’s a human or not because for me, it’s very surprising that the guy at his age has this mental toughness that many, many other players don’t have. I called him a robot a couple of times during the match, but I do it in a very sincere way because he’s a really, really a great player.”
Sinner was born in a town called San Candido in northern Italy near the Austrian border. He is known for his monster backhands and is being currently coached by Riccardo Piatti and Andrea Volpini. Many know him as “Jack the Fox” around the tennis circuit.
“You know, some matches you play well; some matches you maybe make some mistakes. The most important thing is to stay there every point, trying your best every match and every practice session,” Sinner said. “Still 19, you can only improve. For sure maybe in next year, I’m another player and one year after I’m another player once more. So I’m going to change [my game] for sure.”