Unfortunately, the Italian rising star Jannik Sinner left early from the Australian Open 2021 after his first-round loss. Simultaneously, the 19-years-old tennis professional admits that he has learned the biggest lesson during his visit to Down Under this year because of none other than 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.
Sinner lifted his first ATP title at the Sofia Open 2020 after defeating Canadian Vasek Pospisil in the championship match.
At the beginning of the Australian Open summer series, Nextgen claimed his second International title at the Great Ocean Road Open. Notably, the fourth seed Jannik beat the second seed Karen Khanchanov of Russia before reaching the final of the new ATP event.
“Practising With Rafa Is A Big, Big Lesson,” says Jannik Sinner
A tennis player from Innichen also looks positive after Melbourne major event opening-round loss against Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the mouthwatering five sets(6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 4-6).
“Even today, I lost, but I have to understand why I lost and then it is going to be a big lesson as well. It is not only one,” Jannik Sinner said in the post-match interview.
World No.32 also revealed that he came to Australia especially for training with Rafael Nadal, who is known for his mental ability and never give up attitude.
Sinner continued, “Firstly, to come here, the reason was to practice with Rafa for two weeks because I think he can give me many things about how to stay on the court with the right mentality. I think that is the biggest lesson.”
In conclusion, Italian went on to say, “Today was mentally tough, losing in the fifth, but it is going to be a lesson as well.”