Matteo Berrettini Is Coached By Fellow Italian Vincenzo Santopadre

Matteo Berrettini’s primary coach is former Italian tennis player Vincenzo Santopadre. Berrettini also works with Marco Gulisano and Umberto Rianna.

Vincenzo Santopadre is a former Italian player who reached a peak ranking of world number 103. He beat many Top 10 players in his career. Like Berrettini, Santopadre is a Rome native and their common background is a reason for their strong relationship.

Under Vincenzo Santopadre, Berrettini has made huge strides in his game. He reached the Wimbledon final in 2021  where he lost to Novak Djokovic. He has been ranked Top 10 in world rankings.

One kink in Berrettini’s game is his weak and inconsistent backhand. Though he has improved his backhand in recent years, top players are able to exploit during key moments in matches.

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Jannik Sinner Is Coached By Darren Cahill And Simone Vagnozzi

Jannik Sinner is currently working with former Italian tennis player Simone Vagnozzi. Legendary coach Darren Cahill is also part of Sinner’s coaching team as he hoped win the elusive grand slam title soon.

He split with his longtime coach Riccardo Piatti in 2022. Simone Vagnozzi  retired from professional tennis in 2015. He reached a career-high singles ranking of 161 and a doubles ranking of 74.

Prior to that, Sinner was coached by Ricardo Piatti. Piatti coached coaching Jannik Sinner since he was 13. Sinner also worked with Andrea Volpin (secondary coach). Piatti has been an advisor and part-time coach to many top players including Maria Sharapova, Ivan Ljubičić,   Novak Djokovic, and Milos Ranonic.

Piatti spent his early years at the Nick Bollettieri Academy, where he learned the tricks of the trade to be a coach. Nick Bollettieri Academy is a now part of IMG.

When he was young, Sinner was interested in skiing. He won the national championship in giant slalom at age eight and a national runner-up at age 12. At age 13, he moved to Bordighera to focus on tennis and started training at the Piatti Tennis Centre.

Sinner didn’t focus too much on competitive tennis as a junior. He started playing on the ITF tour in 2018. In 2019, at age 17, he won his first ATP Challenger title. He steadily moved up the rankings, reaching the Top to in 2021.

Jannik Sinner is often compared to Roger Federer for his calm demeanor. Many attribute Sinner’s excellent lateral movements on the tennis court to background his skiing.

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