The captain of the Davis Cup Italian team, Filippo Volandri, talked in a recent interview about his young countryman Jannik Sinner, winner of the Australian Open 2024.
Volandri expressed himself by speaking to some of his countrymen, media, fans and insiders, who, in his opinion, have suddenly become friends of Sinner. This comes after many Italian media (such as the Italian journal Gazzetta dello Sport) wrote after Sinner's refusal to play in the Davis Cup in Bologna last September, with harsh and undeserved words against Jannik.
In fact, we remember how many articles and editorials the Gazzetta dello Sport had unjustly harshly criticized Sinner's choice. The same Gazzetta dello Sport is now (incoherently) extolling the young champion, after the victory in Melbourne.
Volandri rips those who attacked Sinner
An annoyed Filippo Volandri underlined: "Well, there were those who suddenly became Jannik's best friends. You should look inside yourself before using social media to get a couple more likes. Having said that, in my opinion there are no risks for Jannik. The player is a serious guy, down to earth and nothing changes.
Once he finishes one goal, he immediately sets another one in front of him. He has a team of professionals who work very well, so there will be no media overexposure. He will do the things he has to do and honor the commitments, but his first thought will be to continue playing at his best."
Sinner, after the Australian triumph, will be expected in Rotterdam to defend the final won in 2023 in which he was defeated by Daniil Medvedev and will subsequently fly to the United States to participate in the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami demonstrating his attention and dedication to his sport.
Jannik is experiencing the media wave that follows a great triumph. Just 3 days ago the class of 2001 won his first Slam in an epic final in which he overcame the Russian Daniil Medvedev by 2 sets and, as soon as he landed in Italy, he was awaited by the President of the Council of Ministers Giorgia Meloni and, subsequently, with the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, together with the victorious team in the Davis Cup.