Rising Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner says he hopes Swiss legend Roger Federer will play one more year as he wants to play the 20 time Grand Slam champion at Wimbledon before Federer retires. Speaking to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Sinnner says, "Beating Federer in Wimbledon has always been one of my dreams.
However, I hope to be able to play on Centre Court one day, I have yet to discover my worth on the grass. I send a message to Roger: 'Play another year, so maybe our match is only postponed for twelve months." The 18 year old Sinner also says that he would like to have the personality of Rafael Nadal.
"I trained with him in Melbourne and it impressed me how he holds the court. I'd like to have his personality. Playing immediately at these levels is certainly the most difficult road. In tennis you can go from winning a tournament to losing three first rounds in a row.
So now the goal is continuity of results, daily application and improvement of all shots. But a tennis player's main enemy is haste. Piatti knows that I am ambitious and demanding, but he asks for patience. And I will be patient .
" The World No. 73 says he is trying to remain active during the quarantine period and following the daily training program provided by coach Riccardo Piatti: "Dry work, lateral mobility and strengthening of legs and arms.
I only touch the racket three or four times a week. I only move without a ball in the common area of the building since the Country Club is closed. I watch many TV series on the computer and I do online tournaments at the playstation with my friends.
And of course lots of phone calls with my parents. Now the priority is not to get back on the court, but to get out of the emergency. The return will be very exciting. We will all have so much adrenaline that we will not want to give up a single shot, both the older guys and the youngest.
It will be a battle and I like battles. " The Italian also says that he has no problems with playing the US Open and French Open back to back if that were to happen. “I am 18 years old. I want to play. And the more I play, the more I enjoy it. Then if I had to choose a Slam tournament in which I think I can get to the end, I'd say the US Open."