Jannik Sinner jokes about his passion for skiing

Yesterday was drawn the men’s draw of Wimbledon

by Simone Brugnoli
Jannik Sinner jokes about his passion for skiing
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Yesterday was drawn the men’s draw of Wimbledon. Clearly the eyes immediately went on what will be the path to the Championships of Jannik Sinner, who will play his first Slam as number one in the world.

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

A path not without pitfalls, which will probably see him engaged in several fascinating matches, such as the one with his compatriot Matteo Berrettini. From the round of 16 onwards the South Tyrolean could find on his way Ben Shelton, Daniil Medvedev, but especially Carlos Alcaraz, reigning champion and main favorite to confirm the title.

Only in the final the 23-year-old from S*xten could cross Novak Djokovic, recovering after the operation of the meniscus of the right knee. We all know about Jannik’s past as a national ski champion. A passion that has never gone away, despite then took another path, completely different.

In an interview with L'Equipe, the ranking leader revealed that he still goes there, when he can, consistent with the many commitments he has in tennis.

Jannik Sinner jokes

"I feel comfortable on skis and have confidence in my abilities.

It’s more with the people around that it can be dangerous. But I’m very careful, I always look around me, if someone comes quickly or something. Otherwise I feel safe on skis. When I was a kid, I used to go 110%.

Now maybe I go 70%. Jannik Sinner then told a nice anecdote about his passion: "My physical trainer has nightmares when he knows that I go skiing, but I reassure him every time", he joked.

Jannik SInner
Jannik SInner© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport

But it’s not over here, Sinner loves going on go karts: "I do it in Italy or in Brignoles. Here too the feeling of speed is incredible because you are very close to the ground. When I have time, I go with friends.

What I like is the adrenaline, the control you have over the kart, how it reacts, the trajectory management... it all depends on you. And then I love the competition. Go on the track with friends and try to go faster than others. It’s pure pleasure," he concluded.

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