Jannik Sinner is among the candidates for the best Italian sportsman of 2020. The initiative of the Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport offers readers to vote for their favorite Italian sportsman for the current year.
For 2020, among the six candidates, there is also Jannik Sinner, the 19-year-old South Tyrolean tennis player who has made so much attention in recent months. Thanks to the splendid performances of this second part of 2020, from Rome to the Roland Garros, from Cologne to the triumph of Sofia, the native of San Candido has made himself known by the general public and the results are seen, also in terms of popularity.
In addition to him, there are five sportsmen from different disciplines who compete for this record.
Italian Sportsman 2020 Award names
The names chosen by the pink newspaper who are playing for the prize are: SS Lazio striker Ciro Immobile, top scorer of the last Italia Serie A and European Golden Shoe with 36 goals in 37 matches, cyclist Filippo Ganna, world champion on the track and spectacular in time trials and not only at the last Giro d'Italia, the Moto2 and MotoGp riders Enea Bastianini and Franco Morbidelli, respectively champion and vice-world champion, the swimmer Gregorio Paltrinieri, European record holder in the pool and winner of very important races in sea.
In addition, of course, to the aforementioned Jannik Sinner, who, given his very young age, could become a regular visitor to this ranking. At the moment, according to the data collected by the sports site, it seems to be a head to head between the bike champion Filippo Ganna and the fresh winner of the first trophy of the ATP Tour, Jannik Sinner.
The youngest of the six candidates is lighting Italian tennis for the future. At 19 years-old, he won the first ATP tournament in Sofia. No Italian had succeeded so quickly. At Roland Garros, this year in the autumn version, he reached the quarter-finals where he met a certain Rafael Nadal.
And he played it for two sets, before giving in to the third. The Italic Next Gen is already here. During this 2020 Jannik Sinner took away several satisfactions, from the first title to some successes with tennis players present in the Top-10 of the ATP Ranking.
An exponential growth that makes the Italian 19 years-old, one of the greatest and youngest talents of the ATP Tour. At the French Open Jannik won an extraordinary match against Alexander Zverev, that allowed him to access the quarter-finals, best Slam result of his young career.