"That’s the only thing he told me": Jannik Sinner reveals advice given by Roger Federer during practice session

Monday, 17 June 2024 at 20:45
Italy’s young tennis star Jannik Sinner has revealed he remembered every session spent with former world number one Roger Federer. The 22-year-old is already regarded as one of the most highly-rated players currently playing in the men’s singles category, along with Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz.
Sinner has recently become the world's number one after replacing Serbia’s legendary tennis star Novak Djokovic. Djokovic lost the top spot after withdrawing from the French Open because of a knee injury just before the start of the quarterfinal.
Sinner was recently quoted in a report, revealing that he remembered sharing the court with Switzerland’s legendary tennis star. The newly crowned world number one also revealed the advice that he received from Federer, which was ‘to enjoy and keep working hard’.
“I didn’t get a chance to play against Roger in an official match, and that’s something I’ll always miss, but I remember the training sessions with him,” he said. “I didn’t have many, so I remember every single session, more or less. He just gave me mental advice: try to enjoy yourself and keep working hard. That’s the only thing he told me, and it was really nice to share the court with him.”
Sinner has been in fabulous form in the ongoing campaign, and this is why he is now at the helm of the ATP rankings. The San Candido-born star started the season by winning his maiden Grand Slam title after beating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the final of the competition in a five-set thriller with a score of 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
After that, Sinner won the ATP event in Rotterdam by beating Alex de Minaur of Australia in the final in straight sets with a score of 7-5, 6-4. Sinner’s last major triumph came in the Miami Open where he defeated Grigor Dimitrov in the final in straight sets with a score of 6-3, 6-1.
In the recently concluded French Open, his journey finally came to an end after losing in the semifinal to Alcaraz in another five-set thriller with a score of 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

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