Chivalry still exists: Jannik Sinner's gesture is magnificent

The Italian tennis player was the protagonist of a gesture of gallantry in the match lost against Carlitos Alcaraz

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Chivalry still exists: Jannik Sinner's gesture is magnificent
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Good manners and gallantry above all: Jannik Sinner, probably the most polite and kindest tennis player on the entire ATP Tour, knows this well.

The first semi-final of the BNP Paribas Open, the Californian ATP Master 1000 which was played on the Indian Wells hard-courts, gave spectacle and emotion to the crowd present. Both during the rallies and shots hit by the Italian and his rival Carlos Alcaraz, and when the match was suspended for a long time due to the rain arriving on time.

On the score of 2-1 in the first set, Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz were forced to stop due to bad weather. The two stopped for a while in their respective benches in the center of the court, then returned directly to the locker rooms as the intensity of the storm did not diminish.

During this break, Sinner was seen having a chat with the ball girl, who came to shelter him from the rain. The Italian player immediately showed himself to be a gentleman, holding the handle of the umbrella himself.

Then he started talking to the girl about tennis and asking her something personal about her life. The video immediately went around the world and there was no shortage of appreciation from fans.

The scene showed in just a few seconds the golden and kind heart of the talented 22-year-old Italian.

Tennis TV shared some fantastic videos of these moments, which we propose below:

The match

In the end it was the Spaniard who prevailed in three sets, after a match that did not disappoint the fans' expectations.

After clearly losing the first set 6-1, the Spaniard managed to react by significantly raising the level of his tennis. 6-3, 6-2 in the next two sets, with the Spaniard thus gaining access to the final of the tournament.

Right in the final, Alcaraz challenged the Russian Daniil Medvedev, beating him in two sets and reconfirming himself as champion of the BNP Paribas Open, winning his first title of the season and the first since the 2023 Wimbledon final.

Jannik Sinner Alcaraz