Jannik Sinner Federer

‘A Slam for Jannik Sinner is coming’ proclaims past Roland Garros champ

A former French Open champion proclaimed that it is not a matter of if but when Jannik Sinner will win a maiden Grand Slam title.

2010 Roland Garros champion Francesca Schiavone sees great things ahead for compatriot Jannik Sinner, including the highest heights of the sport.

“He is a great guy,” Schiavone told Sky Sports. “I think a champion has to be an amazing person, then he loves this sport, and the third step is that he works a lot.

“He has a quality where he can see the ball faster than other players. He can be number one in the world,” the former world No. 4 added.

Jannik Sinner is still just 19 years old, but already has two tour level titles to his name; a Masters 1000 final appearance at the Miami Open this year; and a Grand Slam quarter-final run at Roland Garros in 2020.


Sinner is the second youngest player in the top-100 of the ATP rankings, just pipped to the accolade by fellow Italian Lorenzo Musetti.

“Absolutely, he can win a Grand Slam,” Schiavone continued.

“I know that he will. It’s coming.”

(Photo credit Ray Giubilo)