Sinner Not Taking 'Anything For Granted' After Another Mentally 'Tough Win' In Miami

Sinner Not Taking 'Anything For Granted' After Another Mentally 'Tough Win' In Miami

by Zachary Wimer

Jannik Sinner is having more issues at the Miami Open than he had in Indian Wells, but he's accepting the challenges as they come.

Things have been rather easy for Sinner this year as the Italian cruised comfortably to his maiden Grand Slam trophy in Melbourne. He did face some strong opposition from Daniil Medvedev but handled it really well.

He then added another trophy in Rotterdam, where he also didn't face too many problems. The early goings of Indian Wells were similar until Carlos Alcaraz snapped his winning streak.

Since then, it's been a bit tougher for Sinner, who had to work really hard in his two most recent matches. He barely powered past Tallon Griekspoor in the third round and trailed early against Christopher O'Connell in the fourth round of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Miami.

Those were some tough challenges to overcome but he is much more comfortable with that than a few years ago.

"He started off really well, and I went down a break very soon, so it was tough also mentally. But you have to accept these kind of challenges. I have made a lot of experiences throughout these years, and physically you grow."

Sinner used to be a very streaky player who had trouble turning the momentum of a match. If he started well, he was going to win, but if not, then it would be tough to overcome that.

He's much more comfortable now with those challenges as he proved it in Melbourne, the most important match of his life. He's also been proving it this week in Miami, but he's not taking any of this for granted.

"Also naturally you grow as a person and also as a player. I think I'm a different player now than I was back in 2021, but, it's still in your mind that you lost this match, so you have to be very careful. You have to don't take nothing for granted. Yeah, also just enjoying the moment."


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