Jannik Sinner plays down world number one aspirations ahead of French Open

Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at 13:20
Italy’s tennis star Jannik Sinner has revealed that he is not thinking about becoming the world number one at the end of the French Open. The 22-year-old is often regarded as one of the most highly-rated players currently playing in men’s tennis in the singles category along with Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz.
Sinner has entered the Roland Garros knowing that a deeper run into the competition, along with a poor outing from Novak Djokovic, will give him the top spot in the ATP rankings. The current world number two was recently quoted in a report where he stated that he is not thinking about it and his focus is just to ‘compete’.
“No. At the moment, honestly I'm not thinking,” he said. “I just try to get back where I want to be, as I said, trying to build confidence day by day. Every day for me, every shot I make or in practice session or in a match for me is important at this moment. I'm just looking forward to compete. I mean, I love the competition. We can practice a lot, but without competition, it's not so much fun. I know the scenarios, yes, but it's not about this at the moment. For sure it's a dream, yes, but in another way, I'm very relaxed. If it happens, it's great and I'm very happy. If not, I am very young still. You know, hopefully I can get to that point, and I'm just looking forward to compete again in two days and we'll see how I feel there on court.”

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