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“Not so many secrets” – Sinner on how he generates his incredible power
The 19-year-old is through to the semi-finals at the Citi Open in Washington and will meet Jenson Brooksby next
At 19, Jannik Sinner is regarded by many as among the biggest hitting players on the men’s tour. The ease with which the Italian generates power off both his forehand and the backhand has made him one of the hottest properties on the men’s tour
After his win over American Steve Johnson at the Citi Open on Friday, the world No 24 was asked by one of the reporters in Washington about the mystery behind his incredible power generation and whether the racquet he used had any role to play in it.
“I don’t know. I have a racquet. There is a ball. I try to hit it. I mean, there are not so many secrets (smiling).” the Italian responded to the question without giving away too many details. “Talking about the racquet, I don’t want to say so many things. I know that there are some players who have much heavier racquets, and there are some players who are not so heavy than mine is. Everyone has to feel comfortable with his own racquet. What I have, I have a good racquet, and the speed is good, the control is good.”
“90% is always the same thing, keeping things simple” – Sinner on his practice sessions
Following his 6-4, 6-2 win over Johnson to set up a semi-final showdown with American Jenson Brooksby, the young Italian was back on to the practice courts. Sinner explained why his rationale for heading to the practice courts and also what he works on during his sessions.
“On everything. We do classic, some basket (phonetic), serve obviously. Taking something in, maybe what we think for tomorrow is important or not. But, 90% is always the same thing, keeping things simple. If there is some extra, we put it in. But, you know, it’s not about today’s match or tomorrow’s match. It’s like a routine. If we have time and if the schedule is already out, like tomorrow I play late in the afternoon, so now we have time to recover and we try.”