Champion's Mentality: Australian Open winner Jannik Sinner Resumes Training

Jannik Sinner conquered his first Major title on Sunday in Melbourne

by Jovica Ilic
Champion's Mentality: Australian Open winner Jannik Sinner Resumes Training
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The Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner is back at the gym, not resting on his laurels and continuing his training regime! Jannik met the Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni in Rome on Tuesday afternoon. The 22-year-old hit the gym the next morning, staying in shape ahead of his next tournament in Rotterdam.

Sinner withdrew from next week's ATP 250 event in Marseille, needing more time off the court after a historic triumph in Melbourne. Jannik entered the Australian Open as the 4th seed, reaching the semi-final with five straight-sets victories, including one over Andrey Rublev.

Jannik ousted a ten-time Melbourne Park champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-final and came from two sets to love down in the final versus Daniil Medvedev.

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Thus, the young gun became Italy's first male Major champion since 1976!

Sinner scored his third victory over Djokovic within two months, ousting a 24-time Major winner 6-1, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 for a place in his first Major final. Jannik became the first player to beat Novak in the Australian Open semi-final, displaying an incredible level and dethroning the Serb.

The Italian tamed his strokes nicely and left world no. 1 far behind in the shortest rallies up to four strokes. Playing miles below his best, Djokovic created no break points in the entire clash, stealing the third set after saving a match point but standing inferior in the remaining three sets.

Jannik Sinner is back at the gym three days after winning the Australian Open.

Jannik made a flying start, outplaying Novak on serve and return and clinching the opening two sets in 73 minutes, building a massive advantage!

Novak recovered his strokes on serve in the third set, reaching a tie break and saving a match point before stealing it 8-6, prolonging the battle. However, Sinner made a fresh start in the fourth set, still serving well and delivering a break in the fifth game.

The Italian served for the victory at 5-3 and fired a forehand winner for a career-best win, setting the clash against Daniil Medvedev. The Russian competed in his sixth Major final, using his experience and forging a 6-3, 6-3 lead, moving closer to his second Major title.

The Italian had other plans, performing an incredible comeback and scoring a 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 win in three hours and 45 minutes, lifting his first Major crown at 22! There was nothing to separate them, with each player scoring four breaks.

Sinner grabbed his in the pivotal moments, surviving a challenging game at 3-3 in the fourth set and emerging at the top. Daniil made a reliable start, breaking Jannik four times in the opening two sets and forging a massive advantage.

The Russian reached deuce on the return at 4-4 in the third set, and the Italian stayed calm to bring the game home.

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Sinner clinched a late break in game ten, wrapping up the set and launching his comeback.

Sinner survived a break point (Medvedev could have created three) at 3-3 in the fourth set with an ace and delivered a break at 5-4, introducing a decider after three hours and six minutes and gathering a boost. They served well in the first five games, and Jannik attacked on the return at 3-2.

The Italian grabbed a break with a forehand crosscourt winner, moving 4-2 ahead and firing a service winner in the next one to cement the advantage. Medvedev held in game eight with a volley winner, extending the battle and his chances.

Sinner served for the title at 5-3 and seized a match point with a forehand down the line winner, becoming a Major winner at 22.

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