Jannik Sinner: 'Roger Federer is the best player we have in tennis'

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Jannik Sinner: 'Roger Federer is the best player we have in tennis'

In an interview with MyTennis, Jannik Sinner spoke about the match that enabled him to crack the top 100 rankings for the first time, the win over Philipp Kohlschreiber at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. The Italian said: "It was a good win but I was not too careful about points.

I started very well and I tried to execute a lot of pressure on my backhand. It went well." On his relationship with the top players, Sinner added: "For me, it's important how the best players in the world think.

Djokovic, Nadal and the other great players are normal guys to speak with." On Roger Federer, Sinner added: "I trained with him twice. He is so elegant. He is the best player we have in the sport." On how he spends time with his family, Federer said: "At winter we bring kids skiing.

Unfortunately, I do not ski by myself. I stopped 11 years ago. You are careful in not hurting yourself. At the time I thought my career would last for four or five more years. Now it's different. As long as I am not skiing again, we go eating fromage and drinking white wine."

Sinner has been given a wild card for the NextGen ATP Finals in Milan this year. The 2019 field in Milan will feature Ugo Humbert, Miomir Kecmanovic and Mikhail Ymer are the players who have qualified to play in the event for the first time in their career.