Jannik Sinner urges Roger Federer to ‘play another year’ as he dreams of beating him at Wimbledon

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Jannik Sinner in action

Next Gen star Jannik Sinner has urged Roger Federer not to retire just yet as one of his dreams is to not only play the 20-time Grand Slam winner at Wimbledon, but also beat him at SW19.

Up and coming youngster Sinner, who won the ATP Next Generation Finals in Milan last year, is yet to face Federer in a competitive match.

They definitely won’t meet at Wimbledon this year as the 134th Championships will now only be staged in 2021 after tennis was suspended until July 13 due to the coronavirus.

With Federer turning 39 later this year, it remains to be seen if he will continue his playing career next year.

The 18-year-old Sinner, though, hopes that the tennis great puts off retirement for at least another year.

“I send a message to Roger: ‘Play another year, so maybe our match is only postponed for twelve months’,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Beating Federer at Wimbledon has always been one of my dreams.

“However, I hope to be able to play on Centre Court one day, I have yet to discover my worth on the grass.”

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