Jannik Sinner's emotion: "Winning the first Slam was a dream"

During the presentation of a book in Italy, the young tennis player revealed the emotion of winning his first Major, already projecting himself towards the new goal: an Olympic medal

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jannik Sinner's emotion: "Winning the first Slam was a dream"
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"Winning my first Grand Slam tournament in 2024 was a dream come true. With my team we work tirelessly, day after day, on many aspects to try to improve and achieve results like this. An appointment that I look forward to In my career it is the Olympic Games, the biggest sporting event. Having won the Davis Cup with and for Italy, I am very motivated to add a medal for my country."

This is the part that Jannik Sinner plays in the book Peace Games. The soul of the Olympics and Paralympics (in original Giochi di pace. L’anima delle Olimpiadi e delle Paralimpiadi - ed.). This is a book born on the initiative of Athletica Vaticana. A book that will benefit from the preface of Pope Francis and which launches an important message of peace through the words of great Italian sportsmen, such as Jannik Sinner.

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The winner of the Australian Open will play the Olympic Games in Paris for the first time and can't wait to represent Italy, giving everything he has to bring home a medal.

"When I stop to reflect on my journey as a professional tennis player up to this point in my young career, memories, emotions and a lot of gratitude come to mind. In the life of a tennis player - made up of triumphs and setbacks - the unwavering support of my family stands out for me. Since I was a child I spent countless hours playing tennis, skiing and playing football. If someone had told me back then that spending time having fun playing lots of sports would get me where I am today, I wouldn't have known what to say. I am living my dream and hope to continue for many years.

My parents recognized my passion for sports, particularly tennis, and always allowed me to explore my hobbies and pursue my ambitions. They sacrificed their time, energy and resources to ensure I had every opportunity to pursue my dreams, instilling in me the values ​​of dedication, perseverance and humility. With the support of my family, I left home at a young age specifically to pursue educational opportunities in a larger city. It was a difficult time for me: I love South Tyrol, the place I come from, and I love spending time with my family. But I knew it had to be this way if I wanted to pursue my dreams of reaching the top of tennis," wrote Sinner in the book, as reported by the Italian media La Repubblica.

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