In the season Jannik Sinner won four ATP titles, showing his progress but, at the same time, also some ups and downs, typical for such a young boy with a lot of expectations and pressures on him. The young Italian tennis player had a great passion for skiing from an early age.
In fact, he is originally from South Tyrol, a mountainous area in northern Italy where skiing is a very popular sprt. In the course of an interesting interview, Sinner revealed that his dream would be to ski with North American champion Lindsey Vonn.
Sinner's parents work in a refuge in Val Fiscalina, and Jannik was also considered a promise in alpine skiing before turning to tennis. In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Sinner explained how, once the competitive commitments are over, he can't wait to dedicate himself to some skiing in his Alta Pusteria, perhaps in the company of Lindsey Vonn, whom he met thanks to a shared sponsor during the course.
of the New York slam in late summer.
Sinner about Vonn
He said: "It was nice to meet her and have a few words with her, a champion I watched competing on TV when I was a child." Jannik would like to take the former US champion to ski on the slopes of the 3 Cime Dolomiti area.
He added: "She is truly an incredible person. A champion who has won everything and remained very humble and available. At the end of the season, if I can, I said that I will take her skiing on my mountains. We have to organize ourselves well, we hope to do so."
Already considered, despite his age, one of the strongest Italian tennis players ever, Jannik Sinner in singles won five ATP titles out of six finals played. He is the youngest Italian player to have won a major circuit tournament in the Open era, as well as the only one to have won four in the same season.
He was number 9 in the ATP ranking on 1 November 2021. In the Grand Slam trials he boasts the quarter-finals reached in the 2020 edition of Roland Garros. He is also the youngest winner of the NextGen ATP Finals. In doubles he won an ATP title in the only final played.
Trained by Riccardo Piatti and Andrea Volpini, at the end of 2019 his colleagues from the ATP awarded him the newcomer of the year award.