In an interview to SuperTennis TV Jannik Sinner's coach Riccardo Piatti spoke of the Italian player's growth. "My goal is to help Jannik growing", admitted Piatti. "It will take two or three years or maybe even more to take that experience and compete at the highest level.
More than matches, I care a lot about the training sessions. He is training well. After ending his season at the Ortisei Challenger he will train in Italy for 42 days and then he will head to Australia." What are the goals looking to the next season? "Playing 55-60 matches, a bit like this year.
Working is the most important thing. After each of the US Open qualifying matches he has played in, Jannik went straight off to practice and then met the press. Just to tell you the kind of player he is. In 2005 in New York I was with Djokovic who won the US Open after six years.
So I tell Jannik, If you want to get to that level, if you are strong enough mentally for the next seven years, you can play your chances' He doesn't give up a point. We are behind him a lot and he needs to have this approach."
Analyzing his win over Frances Tiafoe, Sinner said: "The atmosphere was unbelievable, you know. Playing here in Milan and many Italians are coming, it's a little bit of pressure in the beginning, of course, but then, you know, you try to play your game.
I have done it very well today. You know, of course I, last year, I watched these kind of matches, and now I'm able to play them. I'm very happy that I won today the first match."