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Watching his base game, you can at least see that there are MANY good things working for him.

1. His backhand is very techincally sound and is truly a weapon
2. His forehand is also techincally sound.
3. He is pretty quick and in good tennis shape... in comparison to the burrito, Fifa focused younger guys.
4. His footwork is very solid
5. He has a good return of serve off both sides.

Now in my opinion, these are the areas of improvement.

1. Work on a rally ball or hitting 100 balls in a row
2. Tune up the serve technique and or work oN serve percentage.
3. Work on volleys and coming to the net.
4. Just get older, aka early 20's renaissance of peak physical conditions
5. Work on different patterns of play. Have a plan B and C when controlling the baseline isnt working.


6. Just give him time... there is nothing he needs to work on.
 

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* More height over the net...comes over the ball too soon


* More kick and variation on second serve

* Maybe a change to his short forehand takeback but maybe not as it seems to work for him.

* Movement
 

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Needs to add a solid net game to his game. The way he attacks and tries to win the point, he’ll be able to finish points off much easier if he can get to net and play solid up there.
 

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If he keeps on current track w/o serious heaIth setbacks, by 20-21 shouId b chaIIenging for GS's aIong w/ FAA, both already displaying the maturity lacking in many older players.
 

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Nothing.

This game alone is good enough for top 10 easily. You know that.

No one's is more complete, right now.

His success is completely unrestricted and up to him because he has the greatest technical+timing gifts in history.
 

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Nothing.

This game alone is good enough for top 10 easily. You know that.

No one's is more complete, right now.

His success is completely unrestricted and up to him because he has the greatest technical+timing gifts in history.
You should stop with this hype, Buda. „Greatest”, „in history”, „most talented”. Sure, this kid has potential but no need to over hype him too early and yes - he has many things to improve in his game. Not to mention every young player you hyped had a flop soon after. So be careful not to jinx him ;-)
 

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You should stop with this hype, Buda. „Greatest”, „in history”, „most talented”. Sure, this kid has potential but no need to over hype him too early and yes - he has many things to improve in his game. Not to mention every young player you hyped had a flop soon after. So be careful not to jinx him ;-)
Like which?

Khachanov? Yes
Tsitsipas? No. Not even close. Exceeded initial hype
 

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Nothing.

This game alone is good enough for top 10 easily. You know that.

No one's is more complete, right now.

His success is completely unrestricted and up to him because he has the greatest technical+timing gifts in history.
Is Nadal perfect, is Federer perfect, is Novak perfect?

Are telling me Sinner could not improve his mental game?

Everyone can improve something.
 

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Didn’t you hype Zverev too? Oh, maybe it wasn’t you, my bad. Anyway - to think he has nothing to improve... do you REALLY think so?
Who said he has nothing to improve? I disagreed with asking what he needs to break through..

Is Nadal perfect, is Federer perfect, is Novak perfect?

Are telling me Sinner could not improve his mental game?

Everyone can improve something.
thats not what you asked
 

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Who said he has nothing to improve? I disagreed with asking what he needs to break through..



thats not what you asked
Ok what does he need to do to break through and win consistently, win big titles , be a main stay in the top 10?

Does that clarify?

Maybe the answer is still nothing
 

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he will get better, he has a strong foundation to build upon
 

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Ask again in 10 years. For now this question is unnecessary.
What no it isnt.

English isnt always as literal as people make it.

Breakthrough, improve, etc. What can Sinner do?
 

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Ask again in 10 years. For now this question is unnecessary.
What no it isnt.

English isnt always as literal as people make it.

Breakthrough, improve, etc. What can Sinner do?
 

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Ask again in 10 years. For now this question is unnecessary.
What no it isnt.

English isnt always as literal as people make it.

Breakthrough, improve, etc. What can Sinner do?
 

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What does he need? Time. There honestly shouldn't be any expectations for an 18yo playing his first full season on the ATP tour.

He's won quite a few challengers, had some good wins at the backend of last season, but I genuinely feel that despite being very promising and talented, the hype has far outpaced his results so far. This year, he's won 2 matches and lost 5, including losses to the likes of Ruusuvuori and Ymer in straight sets.

So yes, the world #79 still has some ways to go. Remarks like " he has the greatest technical and timing gifts in history" seem unnecessarily hyperbolic at this stage, though.
 

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The kid's stiII deveIoping body wise too so give him at Ieast a year or 2 before he can hang w/ more physicaI & seasoned fieId. However, tennis acumen & maturity r better than most of current ATP.
 
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