Italian tennis star Jannik Sinner says it's not easy for him to watch what is happening in the world as he is hoping the Russia and Ukraine war finishes soon. On February 24, Russia launched their attacks on Ukraine. Nearly two months later, there are no signs of the war ending any time soon.
On the ATP Tour, Sinner says Russian and Ukrainian players go along well. "I’m worried, like everyone else. Sometimes things happen that make us realize that there is also pain and wickedness. But I see that on tour Russians and Ukrainians respect each other and are friends.
Maybe we should restart from here," Sinner said, per Mario Boccardi.
Jannik #Sinner about war: "I’m worried, like everyone else. Sometimes things happen that make us realize that there is also pain and wickedness.
Sinner on the emergence of Carlos Alcaraz
Both Sinner and Alcaraz have been tipped to achieve major things in the game, especially the 18-year-old Spaniard.
Tennis fans think Sinner and Alcaraz could form the next big rivalry. Sinner and Alcaraz met for the first time on the ATP Tour last year, when the Spaniard claimed a tight 7-6 (1) 7-5 win over the Italian. Alcaraz is already a Masters champion and is ranked at No.
11 in the world. Sinner admits the emergence of Alcaraz motivates him to work harder. "When there are phenomenal guys like Carlos Alcaraz, you notice them at first sight. It’s nice that someone like Carlos has arrived, new protagonists always gives new impulses to work hard and get better," Sinner said.
Also, Sinner reflected on his relationship with his new coach Simone Vagnozzi. After parting ways with his long-term coach Riccardo Piatti, Sinner added Vagnozzi to his coaching staff. "He understands me. We talk each other about everything and when I ask him what I need, he already knows the answer. We have yet to deepen our knowledge, but our relationship already reassures me," Sinner explained.