Jannik Sinner is a professional tennis player from Italy. He is only 20 years old, yet has managed to make a name for himself in the game. He is seen competing with opponents who have twice the experience as him and are also twice as old. This has earned him a good amount of respect in the tennis community. He is one of the only players in the World to have won numerous ATP Challenger Tour titles at the age of only 17. He created history by winning the 2020 Sofia Open in 2008. Then again, he won the 2021 Citi Open in Washington and was the youngest player to do so since the creation of the category.
|Highest ranking (singles)||No. 9|
|Current ranking (singles)||No. 10|
|Social media profile||Instagram
Personal Information and Relationships
- He was born on 16th August 2001.
- Sinner spent much of his childhood in the Northern Italian town of Sexten.
- His father and mother worked in a ski lodge.
- His father was a chef while his mother was a waitress.
- He also has a brother.
- By the age of seven, he had begun focussing more of his time on skiing as he felt he was better at it, but his father pushed him back to practicing tennis.
- He grew up in a German-speaking region and is hence quite fluent at speaking the language.
- Though he was interested in other sports as a child, by the time he was 13 years old, he focussed on practicing and training for tennis.
- He even moved to the Italian Riviera to be able to train better and avail more facilities.
- There is not much news on the love life of this tennis superstar. Neither is there any information regarding any past relationships he might have had.
- Sinner currently lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
- Sinner had a string of losses in his junior career and only began getting success after entering into the senior category in 2018.
- By 2018 Sinner began receiving wild card entries for some of the ATP Challenger Tour events. His only title that year was in the doubles category in the ITF circuit.
- 2019 brought him his first ATP Challenger title in the city of Bergamo. This was also the year in which he had debuted in the ATP tour.
- He also claimed his first ATP Masters victory in the same year at the Italian Open.
- He also won his second ATP Challenger title at Lexington. He was only 17 at the time.
- In the very same year, he reached the ATP semi finals at the European Open.
- He was No. 78 by the end of the year, making him the youngest player to break into the Top 80 since Nadal.
- In 2020 he reached the second round of the Australian Open and the third round at the Rome Masters.
- He was also the youngest quarterfinalist at the French Open since Djokovic.
- By claiming his first ATP title at the Sofia Open, he broke into the Top 40 zone.
- 2021 was another good year for him as he got his First Masters 1000 Final. He also claimed the ATP 500 singles and doubles titles for the first time in his career.
- This was also the year he got a breakthrough into the Top 10 rankings.
Prize Money Earnings
It is astonishing to note that though Sinner started out only in 2018, he has already amassed a cool amount of US$ 4,279,886.
Endorsements and Sponsors
- Jannik is sponsored by Nike for his on-court clothing. Initially, he was tied up with Head.
- Head still endorses his racquets.
- He got a lucrative deal in 2020 when the luxury watch company Rolex signed him on.
- Lavazza, the coffee company has signed him on as their brand ambassador.
- Staying true to his Italian roots, he is also the face of Parmigiano Reggiano.
- He is also seen promoting the fitness company Technogym and reportedly personally uses their products during his training sessions.
- He has also partnered with Italian car giant Alfa Romeo, who choose to support him, based on his excellent performance at the sport.
His estimated net worth is already around 2.3 million US$ and it is on an upward trajectory, just as is his career.
- As a child Sinner loved skiing and football as much as he loved to play tennis.
- At the age of eight, he won a national championship in skiing.
- At age 12, tennis was Sinner’s third priority, after skiing and football, but by the age of 13, he had given up playing the former two and focussed only on tennis.
- He has mentioned, one of the reasons he chose tennis over football is because it was an individual sport and gave him much more control over decision making.
- He is fluent in German, Italian and English.
- He is a supporter of the famous football club, A.C. Milan.
- Federer and Djokovic are his tennis idols.
- Surprisingly, as a junior professional tennis player, Sinner did not taste much success, but he continued playing on the ATP circuit.
- He won the ATP “Newcomer of the Age” award in the year 2019.
- During the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, Italy was one of the worst-hit regions in the World and Sinner donated generously towards medical emergencies in Bergano.