World No. 11 Jannik Sinner is happy with what he has done in 2021 as he is looking forward to the 2022 season
Sinner, 20, captured four titles in 2021, broke into the top-10 for the first time.in his career and made his debut at the ATP Finals.
“It was a great year for sure,” said Sinner, per the ATP Finals website. “[There were] a lot of highlights and playing here especially, it was a great feeling. I grew as a player, but also as a person, which for me is very important.
“I think it was a great season and whether someone [would have] expected it or not, I don’t know. But when you are, I think I started the year [at No.] 37 and finishing [in the] Top 10 [of the FedEx ATP Rankings], it’s great. For me, it’s a big pleasure to be one of these incredible players.
“On the other hand, I know what I have to improve, my team knows that as well, so it’s going to be interesting next year. But I don’t want to rush, that’s for me the main goal. I’m 20, next year I’m 21, there’s still many, many years that I can play on the Tour.”
Sinner suffered a tight loss to Daniil Medvedev
On Thursday, Sinner missed out on a great chance to beat world No. 2 Medvedev as the Russian saved two match points to edge out the Italian 6-0 6-7 (5) 7-6 (8).
“The first set, obviously, I was a little nervous,” said Sinner. “There were moments where he was not missing any balls and I tried to find a solution somehow. Then after I took a little bit more time, [I] tried to understand how to play against him. I found a solution a little bit.
“Obviously, there were some moments when I was a little bit unlucky, but he is World No. 2 and he played an unbelievable match. Today, also, I tried my best. The atmosphere helped me a lot, so. I think it was a great match. Obviously, it was not the way I want to end it, but I think I can be proud that after a first set like this, I found a solution, which was the best thing to do.”