Jannik Sinner, the rising tennis sensation from Italy, remains grounded despite his growing fame in the world of sports. When asked about the possibility of becoming a star and losing the ability to move around unnoticed, Sinner responded with humility and a touch of humor.
“No, I guess it’s part of what I do, right? The only issue that I have red hair, so it’s easy to recognize me,” he chuckled. “Things change when I have a cap on, so it’s good. But still, I’m not looking for attention off the court. If people recognize me, it is a good feeling, a nice feeling. I guess it’s a good problem to have in one way.”
Acknowledging the changes that fame brings, Sinner reflected on the positives and challenges of being recognized. “In the other way, sometimes when you want to go to eat something normally in a restaurant, it’s also a bit different. I think it’s a good problem to have in one way. Honestly, I don’t care so much how famous I am because I always have done normal things. I am a normal boy or man, becoming a man now. There are some things that change, but in the other way, it’s all good.”
Sinner’s down-to-earth attitude emphasizes his focus on staying true to himself despite the spotlight on his tennis career. His perspective highlights the balance between enjoying the perks of recognition and maintaining a sense of normalcy in his everyday life.
Jannik Sinner says he is not looking for attention or fame
“You’re not far from becoming a sports star in Italy, even in the world. Are you ready to change your stature & to become a star, not able to walk the street unnoticed?”
Jannik: “No, I guess it’s part of that what I do,… pic.twitter.com/NLW8NV6R2L
— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) November 18, 2023
Reflecting on his journey, Sinner’s statement encapsulates his modesty and dedication to remaining grounded amidst the whirlwind of growing acclaim in the world of professional tennis.
Sinner in the Nitto ATP Finals, ranking, and results in 2023
Currently ranked no.4 (career-high), the Italian has managed to achieve a 61-14 record in 2023. Sinner ended his run in the round-robin after defeating Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-74 6-1.
The Italian has won 4 titles in 2023 in Montpellier, Toronto, Beijing and Vienna. The Italian was the finalist in Rotterdam (ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament) and in Miami (Miami Open).
The Italian 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)
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