Dressed until now in Head outfits—and sometimes combinations of garnish colors—Jannik Sinner has recently introduced himself as the newbie to the Nike family. The 6'2'' Italian rising star has sparked a frenzy among fresh-tennis lovers in what goes of the 2019 season.
Trained in the academy of Riccardo Piatti, the 17-years-old is the first player of the 2001 generation to win a match in a Master 1000—a feat he achieved in the first round of the Rome Open, where he beat American Steve Johnson 1-6 6-1 7-5 before bowing to then World No.
7 Stefanos Tsitsipas. Piatti is not the only one to consider Sinner as a young man with a lot of potential, because the Italian teenager has been noticed—and secured—by one of the biggest brands in the universe of tennis.
“So happy, so proud, so excited, so grateful to have become part of the @nikecourt family! Thank you @nike for this great opportunity, I’ll do my best to make you proud of having me!!!” states the caption that follows a picture of Sinner, posted on his Instagram, to announce the recently established partnership with the American sponsor.
Sinner communicated some blatant enthusiasm, but among his fans, there seemed to be less-pleased reactions to seeing him join the family that already counts with the presence of Grigor Dimitrov and Rafael Nadal, as a Twitter user commented, “Sinner joins Nike. [...] Can't blame the kid but we'll never see the yellow top and red hat combination again. Devastated”.