Jannik Sinner struggles to retain emotion at Wimbledon

The Italian tennis player spoke ahead of his debut with Hanfmann

by Simone Brugnoli
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Jannik Sinner struggles to retain emotion at Wimbledon
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The first time at the All England Club where up there, in front of everyone, leading the seeding, there is a representative Blue. It will be a special edition of Wimbledon for Jannik Sinner, who before his debut on Monday with Yannick Hanfmann, will cross the corridor that leads from the locker room to Camp 1 with the awareness of being the number one in the world.

Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024
Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

After his success in Halle two weeks ago, the 22-year-old Italian arrives at the third Slam of the year with good feelings, aiming to improve that semi-final obtained last year. In an interview with Sky Sport, Jannik said he was physically ready and motivated to do well, telling the atmosphere in a magical place like the British club.

Jannik Sinner has great confidence

Jannik Sinner said: "I personally feel honored every time I enter this circle. I hear the Wimbledon story. I feel a little different when I’m here. The fields are beautiful, the Central has a great history". Sinner revealed that he felt very well, unlike the uncertainty reigned during the Roland Garros. "The grass between Halle and Wimbledon is a little different.

Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024
Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

I’m trying to understand on these fields what works best and what’s worse. I feel good physically. Getting into a Grand Slam feeling good for me is the most important thing. I don’t have those doubts I had at Roland Garros.

Monday I will immediately have a very difficult first obstacle but maybe starting immediately at 100% is what I need" explained the native of San Candido. On his opponent. "Hanfmann is a player who serves very well and who when he can pull does so without thinking about it.

I have to be careful and try to play my game, which we still have to set. I think day after day, it has always been my routine and it will never change". Sinner concluded by talking about the privilege of getting to this number one Slam in the world.

"I know how many sacrifices, how many hours of training I’ve made and how many things I’ve given up in my career so far. I am 22 years old, I am still young, I know that I still have to improve in many aspects, from the physical to the mental part.

It’s all a process. Mine has just begun. I will continue to work to improve myself as a person and as a player. I live the moment very much, now it is a positive moment but it can change everything in an instant. I am very quiet but in the same way I feel privileged for this first position".

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