Jannik Sinner reveals next goal after Miami Open triumph

The high-flying Italian has only lost in 2024 so far

By Web Desk
April 02, 2024
Jannik Sinner is the current Australian Open champion. — Reuters

Jannik Sinner has much to accomplish in the remaining 2024 season after winning the recently-held Miami Open as he is also closing the gap on World No. 1 Novak Djokovic but the Italian has his eyes only on the upcoming clay court season.

Sinner became the first Italian player to reach the World No. 2 ranking, which was also his career-high, after beating Grigor Dimitrov in the Miami Open final.

Ultimately, the Italian was asked if he has his eyes set on Djokovic’s World No. 1 position to which he replied that the only goal is to win Roland Garros.

“Now I am No.2 and I am very happy to get there. I always work to be the best version of myself to get better on the court and possibly also as a person. If one day all this means world No.1, I will be happy,” Sinner said in a press conference.

“Let’s take it step by step. My main objective is Roland Garros, everything will be done with the aim of getting there in the best condition.”

Currently 1,015 points behind Djokovic in the ATP rankings, there will be plenty of points to gain across the clay court season but Sinner has not been performing at a high level on clay.

“Yeah, first of all, you don’t have so much time to adapt, because Monaco, I guess we start to practice Thursday the first time. So not even one week to get used to the clay,” explained Sinner.

“There are always some strange results usually in Monaco, so let’s see what’s coming this year. For sure, the main goal is Roland Garros, yes, but trying to work slowly into this tournament and trying to play it in the best possible way. Before I have Rome, for me, especially is a really, really important tournament. You know, playing with the home crowd, it’s always amazing.”

The 2024 Australian Open champion then added that he is a better player physically than he was in the last which could be to his advantage as the clay season requires a lot of physicality.

“And that’s it. No, I’m very relaxed. Look, I have the feeling that I have learned many things from last year what I can do better. Physically I’m in a different shape than I was last year, which the clay is a lot physical. Then we’ll see how it goes.”