Jannik Sinner feels flattered for having won in Milan in the same stadium where Roger Federer conquered his maiden career-title back in 2001. The Italian player, who won the Next Gen ATP Finals defeating Alex De Minaur in a championship clash, said: "Roger is a legend, I am happy that now we share this achievement."
Looking ahead to the 2020 Australian Open where he will play in the main draw, Sinner stated: "Each player's goal is to do better than the year before, but I never played in Australia. Who knows..." On his next plans, Sinner added: "I would have liked to play the Davis Cup in Spain supporting my teammates but I think we will have to continue our work with my team.
These are important weeks ahead of the next year: now we go to Ortisei Challenger, then it will be time to start thinking about 2020. But the goal is to always grow, I cannot stop here." On what meant for him to play in front of his home crowd, Sinner concluded: "I think the crowd gives you a kind of energy, which is very important for a player, and I try to not be so nervous.
Today I was a little bit more nervous because it's semifinal, and tomorrow I will be of course a little bit nervous, which is normal, you know. You have to try to put away and trying to focus in about your game, which I think I have done a good job today."