Jannik Sinner: 'I am happy to have won in the same place as Federer did'


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Jannik Sinner: 'I am happy to have won in the same place as Federer did'

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."