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41-Year-Old Roger Federer Becomes Role Model To Replicate As Young Italian Tennis Sensation Vows To Become More ‘Complete’ in an Inspiring Revelation

Published 07/23/2023, 9:43 AM EDT

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Roger Federer‘s fanbase in the current ATP tour keeps growing. The likes of Denis Shapovalov, Holger Rune, Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas have expressed their affection for the Swiss Maestro. It’s quite natural that most of the Federer fans on the tour are players under the age of 25. They grew up watching Federer’s domination in the 2000s.

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Similarly, another 21-year-old youngster has joined the elite Roger Federer fan club. Well, he has been a known ‘Federista‘ for quite some time but his recent words reveal the magnitude of admiration. In case you are still wondering, the youngster in question is Jannik Sinner.

Jannik Sinner wishes to be like Roger Federer


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Last month, the Italian was asked questions regarding his goal in life and tennis. Sinner said, “If I could wake up and be another tennis player for a day, I would like to be Roger Federer. He can do it all. He has all the solutions in the world on the court. That’s my goal: to become more complete.

The Italian wishes to see himself in the shoes of Roger Federer. He feels that Federer is the most complete player of all time with no limitations to his game. Sinner also wishes to be more complete and add more variety to his game and he looks up to the Swiss Maestro in this regard who according to him as solutions to every problem in tennis.


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As a fan, you must be curious to know what would be Sinner’s favorite Roger Federer moment, right?


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READ MORE: Jannik Sinner Reveals Why He Would Like to Wake as Roger Federer One Day

Jannik Sinner’s favorite Roger Federer moment

It’s always going to be difficult to handpick one moment from a career as illustrious as that of Federer. Sinner found himself in a spot of bother but eventually picked the moment. He chose Federer’s monumental five-set victory over Rafael Nadal at the  2017 Australian Open final as his favorite Roger Federer moment. The Swiss Maestro had ended his 54 months drought without a grand slam title with that win.


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Do you think that Jannik Sinner can make significant improvements to his game by trying to emulate Roger Federer? The Italian has time by his side and has gradually looked to climb up the ranks. With his first grand slam semi-final at this year’s Wimbledon, he looked very promising for the upcoming US Open.

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Written by:

Raghav Tikmany


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Raghav Tikmany is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his under-graduation in Commerce, his passion for sports encouraged him to take up content writing in the field of sports journalism. He has prior experience in text commentary.
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Bhavani Singh