Jannik Sinner reveals that he felt different from others

Jannik Sinner has already won 4 titles this year including the Australian Open

by Simone Brugnoli
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Jannik Sinner reveals that he felt different from others
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"I grew up in Italy, I feel Italian and I’m proud to be". Jannik Sinner, already in 2021, had answered in his own way to whom - with malice - he tried to tell a different version from the facts. Even today, especially on social media, there are people who enjoy writing comments with the same and inaccurate phrase: "Sinner is not Italian".

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

The young Italian was good at handling the issue without ever raising the tone and demonstrated with facts the love he feels towards his country. He became the hero of the Davis Cup in the ride that allowed Italy to conquer the Salad Bowl after 47 years giving everything he had. In an interview with the newspaper L'Équipe, Sinner told his story in depth.

Jannik Sinner has already won 4 titles this year

"It’s true that it wasn’t easy at first. I was a bit different from the others, both on and off the pitch, rather closed. Where I come from, people go to bed early. While most Italians stay up late. When I left for southern Italy to train, I learned the 'Italian style'," explained Jannik Sinner.

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

"But I never tried to change to please anyone, I did what I was most comfortable with. I constantly try to learn what works best for me, my body, and the people around me. I am the way I am.

If people like the way I am, fine. Otherwise, fine. Of course it is different if in my environment they tell me that this or that is not good. I will now try to understand and adapt. But I will not change for strangers who criticize me".

Jannik Sinner already knows his way to glory at the second career Grand Slam, Wimbledon, which has drawn his main draw this Friday. The new champion of the ATP 500 of Halle has a very demanding picture in the Cathedral of tennis, where the German Yannick Hanfmann will debut in the first round, while in the next instance he could star in an Italian derby with Matteo Berrettini, who will play against the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.

Jannik Sinner Australian Open
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