Jannik Sinner is about to end his 2019 season. The 18-year-old Italian player is competing in the Ortisei Challenger in Italy and from next week, he will start the pre-season training ahead of 2020 with his coach Riccardo Piatti.
Last week Sinner won the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan and he admitted there is a much bigger buzz around him. "It's a new thing you need to handle," admitted Sinner. "A lot of pressure. You need to be careful about what you say, otherwise, it's a problem.
I try my best even here, be calm and try to go forward. Playing here is beautiful, of course, it's not easy because there are many people watching and I have to do many interviews. I hope to do better than last year. I feel tense but it's normal."
On Novak Djokovic describing him as the next star, Sinner added: "It's nice to hear but it's still a long way to go. Winning what he won would be unbelievable. The good thing about them is that they (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) enjoy themselves despite they have been playing for 20 years every day."
On his triumph in Milan, he concluded: "I'm surprised, you know because it's been an unbelievable week. All the players are unbelievable players. If not, they are not here. I think I was the last one. You know, I was No. 8 seed. So I tried to have my chances, and of course today I'm very happy about my game."