New world No. 11 Jannik Sinner has admitted that he is thinking about the Nitto ATP Finals but he is giving his best to focus on his matches and tactics when he goes out on the court to play a match.
Sinner is 10th on the Race to Turin list but he is basically ninth since eighth-ranked Rafael Nadal is out for the season.
“I would be lying if I said that I am not thinking about the ATP Finals in Turin. But once on the court, however, I focus on the game and the tactics I need to implement. It helps me stay on track,” Sinner said, per We Love Tennis.
Sinner continued his quest for a Nitto ATP Finals place this past week as he beat Diego Schwartzman 6-2 6-2 to win Antwerp.
“I felt great on court. I moved well. Today I also served better, I think,” Sinner said. “I felt great, but in tennis every day is different. You have to be careful. I think I played well the whole tournament, to be honest, from the first point to the last point.”
Sinner absolutely enjoys playing indoors
Earlier this month, Sinner won it all in Sofia.
“I like to play indoors. I tried to push the ball [through the court] today, which for me was important against Diego because he is moving very well. He’s not missing so many shots,” Sinner said. “For me it was important trying to adapt the game somehow against him.”
Sinner destroyed Schwartzman for the Antwerp title and now he looks forward to Vienna.
“I think I can be very proud about the level I played,” Sinner said. “In the other way, tomorrow I go to Vienna. There’s another tournament already. There are different conditions. I won in Washington and then I lost first round in Toronto. I’m trying to not [let] this happen in Vienna, hopefully. It’s going to be a tough opponent [against Reilly Opelka].”