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Jannik Sinner clenches his fist: The Sextner made it into the Wimbledon round of 16 on Friday evening. © APA/afp / GLYN KIRK

Sinner: “I’m getting better and better at dealing with grass”

Jannik Sinner was satisfied after reaching the round of 16 on Friday evening. He also praised the tournament in the United Kingdom because "it is one of the most beautiful on the entire tour."

South Tyrolean tennis ace Jannik Sinner is among the best 16 players at Wimbledon. On Friday evening he easily defeated Miomir Kecmanovic in three sets with 6:1, 6:4 and 6:2He didn't give the Serb a chance and kicked him out of the tournament without mercy. "I'm happy with my performance. It was a tiring day on Centre Court, but I'm glad that I finished quickly so I can recover for the next round," said Sinner after the third round match.


The 96-year-old from Sexten needed just 22 minutes on Centre Court on Friday to advance to the round of XNUMX. He showed tennis at its finest. "Coming back here is great, it's a very special place to play tennis. My team and I have worked so hard to be in this position. There is always something you can improve day by day, also as a person," said Sinner.

“One of the most beautiful places”

Jannik Sinner loves playing on the sacred grass at Wimbledon. "It's always nice to play here. During the match, the stadium is quiet, and after the first serve, all noise disappears. Then you only hear the ball on the court. That's why the atmosphere here at Wimbledon is just unbelievably great," enthused Sinner.

Jannik Sinner is celebrated by the audience. © ANSA / ADAM VAUGHAN


"I like the walk to the centre court. First you see a few spectators and then you are standing on the court. It is generally different here. Normally your name is called and then you walk onto the court, but that is not done here. It is therefore a very special feeling," said the Sextner.

Round of 16 on Sunday

What Sinner is getting better at is playing on grass. "Over the years I have learned to get used to the grass and to be very gentle with this surface. I had difficulties at the beginning, but I am getting better year after year," said Sinner. "But the most important thing is that I am happy on the pitch," stressed the Sextner.

Sinner's opponent in the round of 2021 will be decided during the course of the day this Saturday. It will be between Denis Shapovalov and Ben Shelton. While he lost his only match against Shapovalov so far in 2 at the Australian Open, he is ahead 1-XNUMX against Shelton in the direct duels.

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