Fresh from the first quarter-final of his career in a Grand Slam tournament (at the French Open against eventual champion Rafael Nadal - ed.), and from his first title in the ATP Tour, Jannik Sinner gets the recognition as exploit of the year during the Gazzetta Awards, a prize made by Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Italian said: "It's very true, I want to become world number 1. This is the hardest period for us tennis players. The goal is to get a good start in Australia right away, but the season is very long, there will be many ups and downs.
The racket for us tennis players is the most important thing, I asked my parents because I wasted too much time doing it around. Here in Munich I do it myself, in tournaments no, there is no time.
Jannik Sinner: "I dream to become no.1 and face Roger Federer"
I'd like to play against Federer, against people stronger than me, it's the way to grow.
How good it was to play against Nadal at Roland Garros. This is the toughest period because we have to prepare as best we can for next season. In general I'm trying to play games against stronger opponents than me, I would like to play against Federer, but to get to challenge them you have to beat others first, and now everyone plays well."
During the evening, obviously Lorenzo Sonego also intervenes, capable of brutally beating Novak Djokovic under the roof of Vienna, to which the Gazzetta has reserved a special prize. Sonego said: "Without a doubt it was a fantastic emotion.
I didn't expect such a result at the start of the game. I saw that on the pitch everything I tried was successful. Closing was great. He asked me two questions in English, I answered at random, I didn't know what to say, my head was somewhere else.
When I learned that they were in Turin, I said to myself: I have to get there. It's a dream that I put in the drawer. It would be wonderful to be there one day, in my city and with all the crowd." Martina Trevisan, before appearing on the land of Bois de Boulogne, had never won a match in the main draw of a Grand Slam.
Well: the twenty-six year old from Tuscany, who managed to go all the way to the quarter-finals, even returned to the nominations of the revelation of the year category where Larissa Iapichino, daughter of Fiona May, triumphed.