Sinner is enjoying his post as world number two. You never know if it’s the last time, he says

Sinner is enjoying his post as world number two. You never know if it’s the last time, he says
Sinner is enjoying his post as world number two. You never know if it’s the last time, he says
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Jannik Sinner (22) is enjoying every moment of his sensational start to the current season. In Sunday’s Miami Open final, he defeated Grigor Dimitrov (32) and won his third title this year. The in-form Italian has allowed the opponent to play just four games and is enjoying the post of world number two.

Sinner saw off Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals and Dimitrov in the finals, improving his record this year to 22-1 and moving into second place in the world rankings for the first time. “It’s a special moment,” he admitted after winning his second career Masters 1000 title.

“You never know if it’s the last time or not. Success needs to be enjoyed, but now a new, completely different chapter is coming, the clay season. We’ll see how I play. But the season so far on the hard surface has definitely been very good,” he added.

Sinner is on a roll thanks to an improved serve and textbook strokes. In January, he won the Australian Open and by all accounts, he won’t stay in one Grand Slam triumph. His only loss this year came in the semi-finals at Indian Wells against Carlos Alcaraz, but now the Spaniard will look at his Italian rival in the ATP rankings.

“Being a number two is an amazing feeling. I never thought I would make it this far. I come from a completely normal family, my dad still works, as does my mom. For me, sport is one thing and life is another,” said the native of San Cancido.

Sinner had more reasons to smile after the finale. (@TASR)

Sinner’s coach Darren Cahill said of his charge: “He appreciates every success that comes his way, but at the same time he keeps his feet on the ground and knows that it’s just a sport, it’s just a tennis match,” Cahill said.

“He’s a professional in everything he does. He enjoys life, he’s a normal guy. There’s a lot of good things we can learn from him. From Carlos as well, I think they are very similar in many ways,” he added.

The Italian coach sees the future of tennis in the next generation. “I think tennis is in great hands at the moment with players like that coming in. They and many others will carry the torch of the previous generation.”


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