Jannik Sinner's bold words: "Respect for all, fear of no one"

The Italian tennis player got the 4th round at Indian Wells

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Jannik Sinner's bold words: "Respect for all, fear of no one"
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It is often said that young tennis players are sometimes arrogant, boastful and too talkative. However, things are different for Jannik Sinner, who embodies uncommon qualities of seriousness, moderation of words, work ethic and wisdom. The prototype of the young and perfect athlete, both on the courth and in his behavior.

With a solid and effective performance Jannik beat the German Struff to qualify for the 4th round of the BNP Paribas Open.

His tournament is now starting to be more difficult and full of pitfalls, starting with the next challenge, which will see him against the idol of the Indian Wells Garden Ben Shelton.

"What has changed compared to the past? Well, first of all you have to listen to what your coaches advise you and I do it every time. Then one's instincts on the pitch are very important, everyone does what they feel and I can say that at the moment I am playing with great confidence. On the other hand, I'm very careful, I'm aware that the match can change immediately, even in the second set I risked having to start all over again and so it's about always being careful," said the Italian at the press conference.

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The wise words of Jannik Sinner

Jannik then analyzed the surface of the playing court.

"Compared to Australia the ball bounces more and you have to adapt. Then it depends on whether you play in the evening or during the day and it changes a lot each time. It's all a matter of adapting, if you have particular rotations the court works well, it's better than being dishes.

My greatest quality? I have respect for everyone, but I'm not afraid to face them. This is a quality for me, especially when you play the important points and I like to play them. I can't wait to see what my opponent does and that's important," he explained.

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, Jannik is always good at measuring his words, expressing wisdom despite his young age. And this is also the case with regards to the discussion related to his opponents.

"I remember when I was skiing and I was afraid of going down the slopes, you go up them and run it's very different. I was afraid and instead I see tennis and I'm not afraid of absolutely anything. In the end it's just a match, we do our best, sometimes it goes well and sometimes it doesn't. It's just a game and no matter what, you lose it," he said.

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