Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner
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    • Speaks Italian, German and English. Hails from German-speaking region of Italy.
    • Father, Johann; mother, Siglinde; brother, Marc. Parents work together at Talschlusshutte restaurant in Sesto-Val-Fiscalina (dad is chef, mom is a server).
    • Started playing tennis at age 7 because his dad really liked the sport.
    • Was a champion skier in Italy from age of 8 to 12 and still enjoys skiing during offseason.
    • Also preferred football over tennis before pursuing pro tennisat age 13, leaving home to train with Riccardo Piattiin Bordighera, Italy.
    • "In skiing, you have to go down a hill for maybe 90 seconds, and if you make one mistake then it’s over," he said."In tennis, you can play two hours, make many mistakes and still win the match."
    • Credits Piatti and his first coach Heribert Mayr for helping him grow as a player.
    • Also grateful to his parents for teaching him importance of independence and allowing him to leave home as a child topursue his dream.
    • Favourite shot is backhand, surface is hard, tournament is US Open and city on tour is Rome.
    • Idol growing up was Roger Federer.
    • Named 2019 ATP Newcomer of the Year.
    • Favourite TV show is Prison Break and musician is Eminem.
    • Enjoys playing football and supports AC Milan.
    • Says that his best quality is staying calm.
    • Favourite foods are pizza and sushi, but guilty pleasures are chocolate and candy.
    • Launched ‘What’s Kept You Moving’ on Instagram, a series in which he discussesmental health alongsideItalian sprinter Filippo Tortu and paralympic fencer Bebe Vio.
    • During COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, went viral with#SinnerPizzaChallenge, donating €10 to fund medical supplies for every photo that he receivedof a pizza resembling himself or any past or present Italian figure.
    • Alsodonated€12,500 to Cesvi, a humanitarian organisation, to aid with COVID-19 medical emergencies in Bergamo, Italy.

    (UPDATED 10 NOVEMBER 2023)

    • Unranked to begin 2018, ended 2020 as No. 1 teenager and broke into Top 10 at age 20 in 2021, reaching career-high No. 4 in 2023, tying Panatta in 1976 for highest-ranked Italian in Pepperstone ATP Rankings history.
    • Earned personal-best 57 wins in 2023, setting the record for most wins by an Italian player in a single season in Open Era, highlighted by 1st ATP Masters 1000 title at Toronto (d. de Minaur). Won a career-best 4 titles in 6 finals and posted a personal-high8 Top 10 wins going into Nitto ATP Finals.
    • Won 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals title and 10 ATP Tour titles from 2020-23, including wins over Medvedev in ATP 500 finals at 2023 Beijing and Vienna.
    • As 19-year-old in 2021, became 1st teenager to win an ATP 500 title at Washington and 1st Italian finalist in tournament history of ATP Masters 1000 Miami (since 1985).
    • Earned 49 victories in 2021, including win over Hurkacz in Nitto ATP Finals debut as ALT, avenging loss in Miami F.
    • Reached QFs of all 4 Grand Slam events in young career, including SF at 2023 Wimbledon (l. to Djokovic for 2nd straight year). At 2022 Wimbledon (l. to eventual champion Djokovic in QF after holding 2-set lead) and 2022 US Open QF (l. to eventual champion Alcaraz after holding 1 MP). Also QF at 2022 Australian Open (l. to Tsitsipas). In Roland Garros debut in 2020 advanced to QF (l. to eventual champion Nadal).


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