Jannik Sinner has revealed the relationship he is developing with a new sport, golf. The Italian, winner of the ATP Master 1000 in Canada, told in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera how he started playing it in recent weeks.
He explained: "I'm really poor but I like it, it allows me to disconnect while remaining immersed in nature. My coach Darren Cahill plays, my father too: in Holland, in 's-Hertogenbosh, he drove up with clubs. I tried too. At first I didn't understand anything, then Darren gave me two tips.
I forget my cell phone and relax: there's something different from the usual tennis." Sinner thus begins to follow in the footsteps of Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud. The Italian also relived those moments on the pitch after the match point in the final against Alex De Minaur: "It's nice to be able to have these feelings back after working so hard.
I thought about all the work we're putting in and I was satisfied. Toronto was tough, I admit I felt the pressure. But I knew how to handle it, I faced every opponent with the right attitude. Since work pays off, from now on I'll try even harder."
Jannik has one goal: the US Open
Sinner went back a few months in the interview and spoke of the complicated period he had to face: "Talking about the crisis seems too much to me.
Between Rome and Paris I lost two games, but I reacted positively. On grass I found my tennis and this, in the world rankings and in the Race for the Finals, is exactly the position I wanted to be in at this point of the season.
I'm not going to stop." In view of the US Open, the Italian tennis player remains confident: "Not only your expectations are increasing, but mine too. I'm curious to see where this injection of confidence will take me. After all, everything is new for me too. I expect good things."