“No One Will Play His Style Again”: Jannik Sinner Hails Roger Federer as His Tennis Idol

Published 04/26/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland gestures to the spectators before hitting signed tennis balls into the stands during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


Italian star Jannik Sinner earned a lot of admiration and praise after becoming the fourth teenager to reach the final of the Miami Open 2021. Even though the Italian ended as the runner-up of the tournament after losing to Hubert Hurkacz, he impressed fans with his brilliant skills on the court. So which player has inspired him to push himself so hard from such a young age? He recently revealed the name of his tennis idol. Interestingly, it is none other than Roger Federer.

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Jannik Sinner has been a Roger Federer fan since his childhood. He has stated his admiration for the Swiss maestro over and over again. In a recent interview, he reiterated why Federer is an idol for him.

Roger Federer. No one will play his style again anytime soon,” said Sinner in the interview. (Translated by Google Translate)

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Italy’s Jannik Sinner in action during his second-round match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Sinner believes that Roger has quite a unique style of play. He also claimed that it’ll be really tough for anyone to play like him anytime soon.

Even though Sinner recently hit the net with Federer’s arch-rival Rafael Nadal, it is Federer who still continues to inspire him. After enjoying success in Miami, the 19-year-old Italian will turn his attention towards carrying the momentum forward in the ongoing clay-court season.

Roger Federer confirms his participation at the French Open 2021

It is quite an incredible moment for fans as Roger Federer recently confirmed his presence at the French Open 2021. With the coming of this news, it is quite evident that the Swiss maestro is recovering and will soon be fully fit again. The 39-year-old will be playing at a Grand Slam after almost 17 months as he’d last played at the Australian Open 2020.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against David Goffin of Belgium on day six of 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)

Before playing at Roland Garros, Federer will play at the ATP 250 Geneva Open 2021. It’ll be a big delight for fans, as he’ll be playing at his home after quite some time.

It’ll certainly not be easy for Federer to make a comeback on the court. He is about to be 40 soon and it’ll be challenging for him to compete with the players who are almost half of his age. Will Federer be able to beat the odds and win his second French Open title this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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