Jannik Sinner’s father is a chef, and it seems that he had a huge influence on his son’s mindset. Soon after defeating Daniil Medvedev in the ATP Final, the young Italian explained how he has been managing to improve.
This was his interesting statement about improving:
“The first time you make pasta with tomato sauce, maybe it lacks a bit’ of salt, and you add it the second. The third you put fresh cherry tomatoes, the fourth you put basil, and so on and on, until it becomes good; but you should not add too much. I know myself better and better, but now my dish is not perfect. I can still improve a lot”.
Sinner in the Nitto ATP Finals, ranking, and results in 2023
At the moment ranked no.4 (career-high), Sinner has an overall 61-14 match record in 2023. Sinner ended his run in the round-robin after defeating Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-74 6-1.
The Italian conquered 4 titles in 2023 in Montpellier, Toronto, Beijing and Vienna. Sinner was the runner-up in Rotterdam (ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament) and in Miami (Miami Open).
Jannik won 11 titles in his career: 4 on hard courts, 1 on clay courts and 6 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)
Daniil Medvedev in 2023
This season Daniil has a 66-18 win-loss record. Medvedev has won 5 titles in 2023 in Rotterdam, Doha, Dubai, Miami and Rome. Daniil got to the final in Indian Wells, U.S. Open, Beijing and Vienna.
Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev squared off 9 times. Their current head to head is 6-3 for Medvedev. The last time they squared off, Jannik Sinner won 6-3 6-7(4) 6-1 in the semifinal in Turin (Nitto ATP Finals) on the 18th of November 2023.
You can watch the highlights in the following video.