62 Facts About Jannik Sinner

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Jannik Sinner is an Italian professional tennis player.

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Jannik Sinner has been ranked as high as world No 9 by the Association of Tennis Professionals, achieved on 1 November 2021, and world No 124 in doubles, achieved on 27 September 2021.

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Jannik Sinner became the first teenage ATP 500 champion by winning the 2021 Citi Open.

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Jannik Sinner grew up in northern Italy in the region of South Tyrol.

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Jannik Sinner was active in skiing, football, and tennis as a child.

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Jannik Sinner won the ATP Newcomer of the Year award in 2019 after breaking through into the top 100, reaching his first ATP semifinal, and winning the Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan.

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Jannik Sinner continued his rise into the top 50 in 2020 with his first top 10 victories, a French Open quarterfinal, and a maiden ATP title.

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Jannik Sinner had a strong start to 2021, highlighted by his second ATP title in a row and a Masters 1000 runner-up at the Miami Open.

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Jannik Sinner has an excellent two-handed backhand and has led the ATP Tour in the amount of topspin on the shot.

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Jannik Sinner was born 16 August 2001 to Johann and Siglinde Sinner in Innichen in the predominantly German-speaking region of South Tyrol in northern Italy.

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Jannik Sinner was one of Italy's top junior skiers from eight to twelve years old, winning a national championship in giant slalom at age eight and earning a national runner-up at the age of twelve.

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At the age of thirteen, Jannik Sinner decided to give up skiing and football in favour of tennis.

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Jannik Sinner preferred it over skiing because he wanted to compete directly against an opponent and to have more margin of error over the course of an entire match.

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Jannik Sinner wanted to be in an individual sport where he could make all of the decisions, an opportunity he would not have in a team sport like football.

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Jannik Sinner decided to move on his own to Bordighera on the Italian Riviera to train at the Piatti Tennis Centre under Riccardo Piatti and Massimo Sartori, a decision which his parents supported.

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At the centre, Jannik Sinner lived with the family of Luka Cvjetkovic, one of his coaches.

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Jannik Sinner began playing on the ITF Junior Circuit, the premier junior tour which is run by the International Tennis Federation, in 2016.

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Jannik Sinner never played the main draw of any high-level Grade 1 events in singles, and the only higher-level Grade A tournament he entered was the Trofeo Bonfiglio.

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Jannik Sinner followed up an opening round loss at Italy's Grade A tournament in 2017 with a quarterfinal in 2018.

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Jannik Sinner never played any of the junior Grand Slam tournaments.

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Jannik Sinner won his first ATP Challenger title in Bergamo in February 2019 at the age of 17 years and 6 months, despite entering the tournament with no match wins at the Challenger level.

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Jannik Sinner became the first person born in 2001 to reach a Challenger final, and the youngest Italian to win a Challenger title in history.

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Jannik Sinner won in his round robin group with victories over Frances Tiafoe and Mikael Ymer, losing only to Ugo Humbert.

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Jannik Sinner played one last event in Italy the following week, winning a third Challenger title in Ortisei.

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Jannik Sinner finished the year at world No 78, becoming the youngest player in the year-end top 80 since Rafael Nadal in 2003.

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Early in the year, Jannik Sinner made the second round of the 2020 Australian Open, recording his first Grand Slam main draw match win over home wild card Max Purcell before losing to Marton Fucsovics.

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Jannik Sinner reached the third round at the Rome Masters, highlighted by a victory over world No 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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Jannik Sinner then progressed to become the youngest quarterfinalist at the French Open since Novak Djokovic in 2006, and the first to make the quarterfinals on debut since Rafael Nadal in 2005.

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Jannik Sinner closed out the season by winning the Sofia Open for his first ATP title.

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Jannik Sinner became the youngest Italian tour-level champion in the Open Era and the youngest player overall to win an ATP title since Kei Nishikori in 2008.

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Jannik Sinner carried over his success from late 2020 into the start of the 2021 season.

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Jannik Sinner became the youngest to win back-to-back ATP titles since Rafael Nadal in 2005.

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Jannik Sinner's ten-match winning streak came to an end in the first round of the 2021 Australian Open, where he lost a tight five-set match to world No 12 Denis Shapovalov.

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At the 2021 Citi Open in Washington, DC, Jannik Sinner went into the tournament as the 5th seed and made it to the finals and beat several young players along the way such as Emil Ruusuvuori, Sebastian Korda, and Jenson Brooksby.

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Jannik Sinner beat Mackenzie McDonald in the final to win his third title and first ATP 500 title.

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Jannik Sinner was the first Italian finalist and champion in Washington's tournament history as well as the youngest ATP 500 and first teen champion since the category was created in 2009.

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Jannik Sinner's tournament ended when he lost to Alexander Zverev in the 4th round in straight sets.

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Jannik Sinner successfully defended his title at the Sofia Open as the top seed, defeating again second seed Gael Monfils in the final.

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Jannik Sinner made his sixth career final at the 2021 European Open without dropping a set en route.

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Jannik Sinner defeated Lorenzo Musetti, Arthur Rinderknech and Lloyd Harris to reach the final.

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Jannik Sinner bested Diego Schwartzman in the final to take his fifth career title.

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Jannik Sinner became youngest man to win five ATP titles since 19-year-old Novak Djokovic.

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On November 1, Jannik Sinner became the first male player born in the 2000's to break into the top-10 after a semifinal appearance at the Vienna Open.

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At the Rolex Paris Masters, Jannik Sinner received a bye in the first round but was defeated by Carlos Alcaraz.

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Jannik Sinner entered the tournament after countryman Matteo Berrettini was forced to withdraw with an abdominal injury after his first match with Alexander Zverev.

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Jannik Sinner defeated Hubert Hurkacz and became the youngest player to win an ATP Finals match on debut since Lleyton Hewitt in Lisbon in 2000 and the first alternate to win a match since Janko Tipsarevic in London in 2011.

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Jannik Sinner played Daniil Medvedev next in the round robin stage, holding a match point before being defeated in 3 sets.

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At the Australian Open, Jannik Sinner reached the quarterfinals of a major for the second time in his career, becoming the fifth Italian man to reach that stage in Melbourne.

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Jannik Sinner then lost to fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets.

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Jannik Sinner then defeated Nick Kyrgios but retired against Francisco Cerundolo in the quarterfinals.

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Jannik Sinner again saved three match points in the opener at the Madrid Open against Tommy Paul to move to the second round.

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Jannik Sinner was defeated in the third round by Felix Auger Aliassime.

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At the Eastbourne International, Jannik Sinner suffered his first opening round loss of the year after losing to Tommy Paul in three sets.

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Jannik Sinner then beat Mikael Ymer, John Isner, and Carlos Alcaraz to reach his third career Grand Slam quarterfinal.

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Jannik Sinner lost to top seed and eventual champion Novak Djokovic in five sets in the quarterfinals, after being two sets to love up.

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At the Croatia Open, Jannik Sinner defeated Carlos Alcaraz in the final to win his first clay court title.

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Jannik Sinner's loss guaranteed a maiden Masters 1000 finalist from his half of the draw.

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Jannik Sinner lost to Carlos Alcaraz in a five-set match that lasted 5 hours and 15 minutes; the match set the record as the latest finish and second longest match in US Open history.

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Jannik Sinner has been compared to Roger Federer for his calm on-court demeanor and all-court movement.

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When Jannik Sinner began to prioritize tennis at age thirteen, he was coached by Riccardo Piatti, who had been a part-time coach of Novak Djokovic and Milos Raonic.

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Jannik Sinner continued to work with Piatti as his primary coach, and Volpini as his second coach.

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Jannik Sinner's team consisted of physiotherapist Claudio Zimaglia and fitness coach Dalibor Sirola.

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