Sinner 'Not Thinking' About Very Real Chance Of Becoming World No. 1 At Roland Garros

Sinner 'Not Thinking' About Very Real Chance Of Becoming World No. 1 At Roland Garros

by Zachary Wimer

Jannik Sinner will have a chance to become world number one after the 2024 Roland Garros, but he's not really thinking about it because his goal is to win the event.

A few things need to happen for him not to become world number one. Novak Djokovic could make the final to ensure that he remains world number one, but with the way the Serbian has played so far, that's not a given.

The Italian lost early in Paris last year, so any kind of deep run makes it more likely for him to become world number one, if not now, then in the future. The best possible outcome for him is to win the event, which is a goal for him, and he's not really thinking about becoming world number one.

There is no reason for it because he considers it a bonus if other things, which he deems more important, work out the way he hopes they will.

"No. At the moment, honestly I'm not thinking. I just try to get back where I want to be, as I said, trying to build confidence day by day. Every day for me, every shot I make or in practice session or in a match for me is important at this moment. I'm just looking forward to compete. I mean, I love the competition. We can practice a lot, but without competition, it's not so much fun."

Sinner on becoming world number one

Even so, Sinner confirmed that he's well aware of the scenarios and how things might unfold after the season's second major. Becoming world number one is obviously a dream and goal, but it's not the goal that is consuming him at the moment.

He's focusing more on tennis, and whatever happens with the ranking is secondary. It could be a huge bonus but it's not the most important thing at this stage of his career.

"I know the scenarios, yes, but it's not about this at the moment. For sure it's a dream, yes, but in another way, I'm very relaxed. If it happens, it's great and I'm very happy. If not, I am very young still."

"You know, hopefully I can get to that point, and I'm just looking forward to compete again in two days and we'll see how I feel there on court."


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