Forgive Me, Father, For I Am a Full Fledged Sinner!

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Hottest guy in pro tennis right now with an active 14-match win streak including a Challenger and a Futures title on indoor HCs in his native Italy. It’s time to get to know Jannik Sinner!

Born on August 16, 2001 (another Leo like fedr, FAA, Laver, Sampras, Tsitipas), the 17-year-old has a commanding lead in the under 18 rankings ahead of Chun Hsin Tseng, Brandon Nakadjoma, Jack Draper and Liam Draxl. He is a native of South Tyrol, the mountainous region of northern Italy near Austria. As a native, his first love is skiing in the Dolomites (molto bello!). His idol and mentor has been the veteran Andreas Seppi from a nearby area of northern Italy. He also admires Federer and Djokovic and had a chance to practice with them this winter at the Piatti Tennis Center on the Italian Riviera.

Sinner is listed at 1.85m (6’1”) and is slender at 68 kgs (149 lbs). The righthander plays with a 2-hbh. His coach is Andrea Volponi.

Here is some video of his play in the title winning final at Bergamo in February. Sinner is in the yellow shirt and white cap:

 

Joseph_K

Professional
Another win for Jannik Sinner earlier today has taken him into the final of the ITF tournament on home soil in Santa Margherita di Pula. In today's semi-final he defeated his compatriot Fabrizio Ornago 6-4, 7-5, after coming back from 1-4 and 3-5 in the second set. In tomorrow's final the top-seeded Sinner will face another Italian, 22-year-old Andrea Pellegrino, who is the no. 2 seed.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Another win for Jannik Sinner earlier today has taken him into the final of the ITF tournament on home soil in Santa Margherita di Pula. In today's semi-final he defeated his compatriot Fabrizio Ornago 6-4, 7-5, after coming back from 1-4 and 3-5 in the second set. In tomorrow's final the top-seeded Sinner will face another Italian, 22-year-old Andrea Pellegrino, who is the no. 2 seed.
Outdoor red clay is not slowing him down! Great fight in this young man.

He certainly will earn the Rome M1K’s tournament committee’s attention for some form of WC (qualifier at the least) in May if he continues with good results.
 

r2473

G.O.A.T.
Hottest guy in pro tennis right now with an active 14-match win streak including a Challenger and a Futures title on indoor HCs in his native Italy. It’s time to get to know Jannik Sinner!

Born on August 16, 2001 (another Leo like fedr, FAA, Laver, Sampras, Tsitipas), the 17-year-old has a commanding lead in the under 18 rankings ahead of Chun Hsin Tseng, Brandon Nakadjoma, Jack Draper and Liam Draxl. He is a native of South Tyrol, the mountainous region of northern Italy near Austria. As a native, his first love is skiing in the Dolomites (molto bello!). His idol and mentor has been the veteran Andreas Seppi from a nearby area of northern Italy. He also admires Federer and Djokovic and had a chance to practice with them this winter at the Piatti Tennis Center on the Italian Riviera.

Sinner is listed at 1.85m (6’1”) and is slender at 68 kgs (149 lbs). The righthander plays with a 2-hbh. His coach is Andrea Volponi.

Here is some video of his play in the title winning final at Bergamo in February. Sinner is in the yellow shirt and white cap:

Curse and damn you
All you’ll fall by the hand of the Sinner

 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
fedr wins Miami in a straight set sweep after dropping the first set of his opening match, just like Sinner has done now two weeks in a row.
 

Joseph_K

Professional
Jannik Sinner has received a wildcard into the main singles draw at this coming week's Challenger in Alicante, Spain. In the first round the Italian will face home hope and fellow wildcard Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, who is 15 years old. The winner of that match will play the no. 8 seed, Lukas Rosol.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Jannik Sinner has received a wildcard into the main singles draw at this coming week's Challenger in Alicante, Spain. In the first round the Italian will face home hope and fellow wildcard Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, who is 15 years old. The winner of that match will play the no. 8 seed, Lukas Rosol.
Old man Sinner!
 

Joseph_K

Professional
An impressive winning streak of 16 singles matches won in a row came to an end earlier today with the defeat of Jannik Sinner in first-round action at the Challenger tournament in Alicante, where the 17-year-old Italian was beaten by the 15-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
 
Op trying way too hard to be clever and relevant. Every single of your HUNFREDS of next gen threads have failed LOL. Fedalovic united every thread exactly the same
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Op trying way too hard to be clever and relevant. Every single of your HUNFREDS of next gen threads have failed LOL. Fedalovic united every thread exactly the same
Try harder...Shapo and Félix in top 35 as teenagers are NOT fails.

What exactly is your contribution around here besides bumping years old threads when your heartthrob manages to not injure himself in a tournament and win? Sad way to live a life absorbed with one player everyone has known and read about for 15 years.(n)(n)(n)(n)
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
An impressive winning streak of 16 singles matches won in a row came to an end earlier today with the defeat of Jannik Sinner in first-round action at the Challenger tournament in Alicante, where the 17-year-old Italian was beaten by the 15-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
He got away with losing opening sets in 1R at the two Futures tournaments but this time it bit him.

It will be interesting to see the Alcaraz Garfia progression. He plays Rosol 2R.
 

Joseph_K

Professional
An interesting interview with Jannik Sinner from February of this year, just after he had won the Challenger tournament in Bergamo:

https://www.atptour.com/en/news/bergamo-challenger-2019-sinner

By Josh Meiseles

The streak lives! For the seventh year in a row, a 17-year-old has lifted a trophy on the ATP Challenger Tour.

On Sunday, it was Italy's Jannik Sinner who provided the latest fireworks, surging to his maiden title on home soil in Bergamo. Born in the town of Innichen, located along the Italian-Austrian border, Sinner marched to the title on the indoor hard courts of the Trofeo Faip-Perrel. With the Next Gen ATP Finals getting ready for a third edition in Milan from 5-9 November, the Italian contingent has a strong contender to punch his ticket. Not only did Sinner clinch his first professional title, but he became the youngest Italian to triumph in ATP Challenger Tour history. He routed countryman Roberto Marcora 6-3, 6-1 for the title on Sunday.

At the age of 17 years, six months, Sinner is the youngest winner on the Challenger circuit since Felix Auger-Aliassime at the 2017 Copa Sevilla. Auger-Aliassime became the first player born in the year 2000 to clinch a Challenger title and now Sinner is the first titlist born in 2001. Sinner's run to the title is remarkable considering it was just his fourth Challenger main draw appearance. He became the youngest player in the Top 500 with the victory, vaulting 222 spots to a career-high No. 324 in the ATP Rankings.

The Italian spoke to ATPChallengerTour.com after lifting the trophy...

Jannik, congrats on winning your first Challenger title. How does it feel to lift the trophy?
It really felt amazing. I can't describe my emotions. I came to Bergamo very relaxed and didn't think about winning the tournament. But I knew I had the level to be able to play with everyone. Round-by-round I played very well. I'm so happy!

It was an amazing week for you, winning six matches against very good opponents. How did you do it?
Last year I had a mental block against Top 500 players. I couldn't beat one. Here in Bergamo it was the first time, then after the first round I felt very good. I just trained only an hour before the first match. I asked to play on Tuesday, but I had good feelings right away and I'm very happy.

To win your first title is special, but to do it at home is even better. How did the crowd help you this week?
I have to say that the public has helped me a lot. I like to play in front of a lot of people and when I come out of the tunnel it's a good feeling. It loads you with energy. They helped me a lot.

What did you enjoy most about Bergamo in your first time playing here?
I like the city a lot. Even outside it's all very simple. I really like centre court because it is surrounded by the stands. Then when it's full it's a nice thing to play here.

You are the youngest Italian to win a Challenger title in history. What does that mean to you?
Honestly, I didn't even know. During the warm-up the speaker said it, but I was calm, I had not thought about it. I am very happy to have won.

This was just your fourth Challenger main draw. Did you expect this success to come so quickly?
I knew I could go to the last stages and get this level. I didn't think about winning. When I won the third round against Salvatore Caruso, who is a very solid player, I thought about it. I knew that there are many players who win their first title at a young age, so that gave me confidence.

How important was your preseason training? What did you and your team work on?
The preparation for me is very important. We worked on tennis, but also on the physical part in the gym. There were days when I only did physical work. I think everything started from there, then I went to Tunisia with the wrong mentality and I had a bit of confusion in my head. Now I found myself and I hope to continue in this way.

Going from juniors to Futures to Challengers is a difficult transition. How tough is the competition at this level?
At the beginning it's difficult, especially on the mental side. Playing juniors didn't interest me very much and I always wanted to make ATP points. These are important points and I hope I will get into other Challenger tournaments. Now I have a lot of confidence.

Who is your role model? Is there any player that inspires you? Why?
For us, in South Tyrol, the idol is Andreas Seppi, the first one to have done something important in tennis. But now I would like to do better than him. My idols are big names like Federer and Djokovic. I would like to arrive like them and not just among the Top 30. Seppi has done great things, but I hope to go even further.

For those of us who don't know much about you, tell us something. What do you enjoy doing off the court? Do you have any passions outside of tennis?
First of all, skiing when I'm at home, in winter. I like doing everything, playing football and moving around a lot. I enjoy being outdoors and I don't like to remain inside. I also prefer to watch movies at home because it's quieter, even if it's sometimes with friends. I think I'm a very normal person like this.

You are in contention to qualify for the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. How cool would it be to get there?
For the moment I don't think about it. The season is still very long, things can change. Last year I was there, I played the Red Bull sponsored tournament and I could see how it works with the new rules. It is very stressful, with deciding points and shorter sets, but it would be great to be there.
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Joseph_K

Professional
Jannik Sinner is due to take part in next week's Challenger tournament in Barletta in his native Italy. He might also be in the running for a wildcard into qualifying for the main singles event in Monte Carlo the following week.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
1R Barletta opponent will be countryman Gian Marco Moroni, ranked about 230 as a result of a career win vs Joe Kovic 1R Marbella Challenger...Marko Joe Kovic.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I was ready to give up my Sinner ways for an opening bagel set and become a Moroni Moron but Jannik scorned my disloyalty with a 6-4 6-1 sweep into 2R at the Barletta Challenger. Please, Jannik! Don’t drive me to give up my drinking and join AA tomorrow vs #7 seed Andrea Arnaboldi.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
I was ready to give up my Sinner ways for an opening bagel set and become a Moroni Moron but Jannik scorned my disloyalty with a 6-4 6-1 sweep into 2R at the Barletta Challenger. Please, Jannik! Don’t drive me to give up my drinking and join AA tomorrow vs #7 seed Andrea Arnaboldi.
Jannik likes his Sinners
 
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