Jannik Sinner: I didn't know what to do when I was 16

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Jannik Sinner: I didn't know what to do when I was 16

Italian tennis star Jannik Sinner revealed he didn't know what to do at the age of 16. Sinner, 20, is one of the most talented and promising players on the Tour. Many believe that Sinner has the potential to one day win a Grand Slam and become world No.

1. However, Sinner is taking his time as he doesn't want to rush anything. "When I was 16, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Obviously I decided to be a tennis player, but I think now it’s a bit different.

I know how well I can play tennis And now the mentality is a little different. Of course one wants more and more, but it is also important not to be in a hurry," Sinner revealed, per Tennishead.

Sinner proud of his situation

Sinner enjoyed a good summer hard court swing, having won it all at the Citi Open in Washington.

Sinner claimed a few wins at the US Open, before losing to eventual semifinalist Alexander Zverev in the US Open round-of-16. "Apart from Toronto, I was always there. I had my chances of winning in every game. I lost, but it’s a process.

I am 20 years old and I am proud to be in the position I am in," Sinner noted. Sinner is still very young and he is already an ATP champion and is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 14 in the world. Last month, Sinner underlined he doesn't want to compare his results to the ones Rafael Nadal had at the age of 20.

"The goal is to become a great player at 23-24 years old. With my team we always take as a reference a player who has had a similar season to mine when he was my age, year up, year down. We never try to compare ourselves to Rafa Nadal," Sinner said last month.