Angelo Binaghi defends Jannik Sinner

FITP President paid tribute to Jannik Sinner in his hometown

by Simone Brugnoli
Angelo Binaghi defends Jannik Sinner
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Sesto Pusteria welcomed its champion, paying homage to him for the great achievement achieved at the end of Roland Garros. Jannik Sinner returned home for the first time as world number one and received a thrilling welcome.

The South Tyrolean signed the Municipality's roll of honor in the Town Hall in front of the Mayor of Sesto Thomas Summerer, the President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano Arno Kompatshcer and his entire family.

Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024
Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport

Italian Tennis and Padel Federation President Angelo Binaghi also participated in the celebration, extolling the first Italian player to conquer the top ranking.

Angelo Binaghi praises Jannik Sinner

"I would like to thank Jannik Sinner's parents, because when one becomes a world champion it means that he has made a clear path. The main credit goes to his parents, who gave him an incredible education.

They taught us that in order to make this country better, you have to start not only from big cities with big resources, but also from small realities like this one, but you have to have big values, like the ones they taught Jannik." , Angelo Binaghi said in words reported by Il Corriere dello Sport.

Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024
Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024© Tim Goode / Stringer - Getty Images Sport

"Then a message to the administrators: they will understand that Jannik will be a great opportunity for social and economic growth.

Even in Sardinia 50 years ago we had a great champion like Gigi Riva, who made us grow and become better women and men.

Your Gigi Riva is called Jannik Sinner. Now I turn to Jannik: in these weeks I am touring all over Italy, you made the millions of people who play tennis and padel happy, don't care if some old champion criticized you in the past when you said no to the Olympics. Now they are happy too” .

The tennis player from San Candido now looks down on everyone, with a comforting advantage of 900 points over Carlos Alcaraz, fresh from winning his third career major. A gap that will probably allow the Italian to maintain first place until the US Open, given that his Spanish rival will defend the 2000 points earned last year at Wimbledon, where Sinner stopped in the semifinals, beaten by the 24-time slam champion from Serbia.

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