Sinner ready to heat up the crowd: «I can win the title»

“I think to be one of the title contenders” said Jannik Sinner who opens his campaign at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia against the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis

During the launch of the new collection ‘Jannik Sinner x Pigna’ Italy’s number 1 spoke of the upcoming commitment to the Internazionali BNL d’Italia and for being an example.

“Either you win or you learn.” Jannik Sinner’s motto reflects the spirit of the partnership between FITP and Pigna, of which the “azzurro” is the testimonial at the launch of the new ‘Jannik Sinner x Pigna’ collection. During the press conference staged at the Foro Italico, the 21-year-old spoke about the collaboration with the historic brand of stationary items but also about his next commitment to the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

“This collaboration is a great thing, especially for young people – Sinner began – we did a very nice thing with Pigna because we all went to school and I remember that it was always a nice emotion when I went to buy new notebooks. We worked for two years to make products, that were also beautiful, working on colors especially with black and green that everyone likes a lot”.

The South Tyrolean then spoke about his experience at school, something that highlighted his maturity outside and inside the camp: “As a student I was good, I was certainly more enthusiastic in the beginning of the year then I was going to school the following months, but I think this happens to everyone. We were all children and we all made mistakes when we were young: school is like that”.

Years of training that helped him become what he is now, a number 8 in the world in the rankings and a reference point for all children inside and outside the field: “Being an example is the result of what I have done in the past years and what I have been before. I owe so much to my parents, to the choices I made because I left home early and I invested so much in my passion that fortunately it is my job now. Seeing the children happy when I sign a ball makes me understand what I am at that moment to them. Then certainly you always have to go to the field and win games”.

Italy’s number 1 will debut on Friday in the 80th edition of the Masters 1000 tournament in Rome, the first with a 96-players draw, against Thanasi Kokkinakis. The Italian crowd strongly await the match. “My most important part here starts tomorrow, my goal is to always go to the field and try to win as many games as possible. I feel a positive pressure, with many people who love me and pushes me in times when it’s difficult in the field. The audience can also be a card to play, I saw it in Turin, where I hope to return this year, and to the Davis Cup. We must be smart to exploit it in our favor, and now, since I have played in the most important stadiums in the world and I can say that playing in Rome, gives a unique feeling”.

“The new format? I like it, it allows us to have more free time because we have a day off between games – Sinner continued – I wish all the other Italian players a great start to this fantastic tournament, all of us “Azzurri” care a lot”.

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