'Doesn't Matter What People Say': Sinner Not Listening To Anyone Except His Team

'Doesn't Matter What People Say': Sinner Not Listening To Anyone Except His Team

by Zachary Wimer

Jannik Sinner is totally focused on tennis right now and is not thinking about anything else, especially chatter from outside.

The 22-year-old is up to 15 consecutive wins this year after beating Ben Shelton in the previous round of the 2024 Indian Wells Open. Being undefeated is only part of the story, but the more important part is that Sinner hardly looks beatable at all.

He's playing amazing tennis and is super focused on it, not letting anything distract him. Speaking to the media after the win over Shelton, Sinner dismissed outside chatter, explaining that it's always present.

He's choosing to ignore it and is mostly listening to his team and people he trusts as he works towards his goal.

"There will always be people who talk, no? This is normal. You have to be smart as a player to give it the right importance when they talk about you. I've always been one player who, for me, doesn't really matter what people say."

Sinner on outside chatter

It's worked wonderfully so far for him, and it's especially working this year. He's yet to lose a single match this year, and even if including exhibition matches, he's up to 17 wins in a row.

"Either people like me or they don't like me. I cannot control everyone. That what I can control are the people who are around me, and for me they are much more important than all the rest."

The Italian's consistency is incredible, and it's also because he listens only to important people around him. He's the best player right now, and he has a very good chance of leaving the season's first ATP Masters 1000 event undefeated.

His current focus and the way everything is clicking are rather scary for his opposition but also impressive. We'll see how long he can keep it up and whether the likes of Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, or Alexander Zverev can find an antidote.


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