From Talented Skier To Grand Slam Finalist, Jannik Sinner’s Journey



From talented skier to Grand Slam finalist, Jannik Sinner's journey

The Italian, 22, defeated Novak Djokovic, the reigning Australian Open champion, in a thrilling match to advance to his maiden major final.

Jannik Sinner, a national junior giant slalom runner-up, didn’t make the decision to concentrate only on tennis until she was twelve years old.

Sinner, a Gucci ambassador, is now rated fourth in the world and is one of the sport’s most promising athletes.

And he has the opportunity to become the youngest Australian Open champion since Djokovic won the first of his 24 Slam championships in 2008, encouraged enthusiastically by his devoted carrot-dressed supporters.

The ‘Carota Boys’, a devoted group of Italian supporters who attend Sinner’s matches wearing costumes inspired by carrots after Sinner ate one during a changeover during a match in Vienna in 2019, have supported Sinner through the highs and lows of his trip thus far.

He made the joke that his fan base was now even more well-known than he was, but that is undoubtedly untrue given that his upset victory in the Melbourne semifinal put him one win away from a breakthrough victory.

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This year’s Australian Open champion will definitely be Sinner, who will square off against Daniil Medvedev, the two-time runner-up, as the Russian third seed overcame Alexander Zverev after trailing by two sets.

Sinner faced 2021 US Open winner Dmitry Medvedev and lost his first six matches; however, he has won the last three, all of which have occurred since October.

Sinner anticipates that his triumph over Djokovic will help the younger generation of men’s tennis players who want to take the place of the legendary trio of Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal grow in confidence, regardless of the result of Sunday’s final.

Source from BBC Sport.



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