Sinner 'Not Going To Change Mentality' After Becoming World No. 1

Sinner 'Not Going To Change Mentality' After Becoming World No. 1

by Zachary Wimer

Jannik Sinner isn't thinking about becoming world number one after losing to Carlos Alcaraz at the 2024 Roland Garros, but it doesn't change much for him.

Becoming world number one is obviously a great achievement, and the Italian player is glad about it; however, he isn't overwhelmed by it. It's been a goal for much of his career, and while it came differently than he would have liked it, it won't change much for him.

His thoughts right now are mostly about the very competitive match with Alcaraz, in which he held a 2-1 lead in sets, but lost it. Asked about becoming the world number now, Sinner admitted he was still thinking about the match, but there will be time to enjoy becoming the world number.

"Unplug in the next few days? I'm not thinking about it right now. I still have the game in my head. I don't know what I'll do but I'm a happy person... if I'm not happy!"

"I live a good life, I play tennis and I love doing it. This is sport, I have to accept defeat. My work will never stop and although we are obviously very happy with the ranking, we will not change our mentality."

For Sinner, the goal remains the same: to improve every day to become the best possible version of himself. That was his goal before winning a Grand Slam, and it remained so.

It will be the goal after becoming world number one as well. Becoming it is a great achievement, but keeping himself takes a lot of hard work, and that's what he's all about.

"We know we have to continue working and what we need to improve. Now I'm number one and I'm happy about it, but getting there isn't enough, you also have to work to stay there for as long as possible."


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