Ex Slam ace crowns Sinner as the best example to follow

A former tennis champion shares a beutiful praise to the young Italian

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Ex Slam ace crowns Sinner as the best example to follow
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"Returning to the Foro Italico is always special, but it's strange not to see phenomena like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. They gave life to epic battles, I miss them a bit but I recognize that today's tennis players put on a different show."

The former Italian player Francesca Schiavone, champion of the Roland Garros 2010 and finalist of the 2011 edition, was present at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, where she was interviewed by Sky Sport. Among the many issues Schiavone has spoken about, there is also the rise of her young countryman Jannik Sinner.

"After Adriano Panatta there was silence for many years, then there was me, Flavia Pennetta, Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani.
Now there are these young players who are giving us a splendid show. Jannik in particular has a truly commendable approach to tennis. We should all take an example from him in how he approaches matches. Every game has a story about him. Whether he plays in Paris, Rome, New York, is always an expression of what you have trained and who you are.
Rome is continually growing, also thanks to Sinner,"
she explained.

Jannik Sinner
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The former Italian tennis player recently announced the birth of a new project, the Schiavone team Lab, a laboratory that will start in September and will be responsible for raising and growing the champions of the future, instilling in them the values of sport.

In reference to the Rome Internationals, Francesca expressed this point of view: "It is an extraordinary event, it grows every year both in the organization and in the public, who are increasingly passionate about this sport, which has exploded in our country, thanks above all to the companies of Sinner."

We remind you that Sinner's participation at the Roland Garros is still uncertain. Although the Juventus J-Medical doctors would have advised the Italian tennis player to skip the Parisian Slam, a few hours ago his coach Darren Cahill posted a clue on Instagram linked to Jannik's possible participation in the French Open. Below is the post: