NextGen ace Jannik Sinner joins top ATP stars at StarWing management agency
Italian teen sensation Jannik Sinner has joined a plethora of top ATP stars by signing with the Starwing Sports management agency.
Sinner, 18, is the youngest player in the top 100, and has had a stellar season climbing from 319th in the world in January to 93 now.
The Italian has won four Challenger events, and in doing so become just the 11th ever player to win multiple titles before their 18th birthday.
That form has continued onto the ATP Tour too of late, with Sinner scoring impressive wins over Gael Monfils and Frances Tiafoe en-route to the semi-finals in Vienna this month.
“We are super excited to start this relationship with Jannik,” StarWing’s CEO Lawrence Frankopan, said in a statement.
“We have been following his progress for quite some time now and were very impressed with him, on and off the court.
“At such a young age he is showing great potential, unique personality and great fighting spirit, all characteristics of a true champion.
“We hope to help his long-time coach Riccardo Piatti and his team at Piatti Tennis Center in guiding Jannik to the very top of the game.”
Piatti has a fine CV having also helped develop the young Novak Djokovic, and he says he is excted about the link-up with StarWing, who also represent Stan Wawrinka and Karen Khachanov.
“We feel that we have a great team around Jannik,” said Piatti.
“With Lawrence and the team behind StarWing Sports we have found the only missing part. We are confident they are the perfect fit for the role of Jannik’s agents as their reputation in the industry and track record are impressive.”
Sinner has been awarded a wildcard to play in the NextGen finals in Milam next week.
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