Jannik Sinner to Be Celebrated in Hometown After Historic Achievements

ATP President Andrea Gaudenzi presented the trophy to Sinner.

Jannik Sinner made sports history in the first half of 2024. He became a Grand Slam winner and the new number 1 in the world. There has not been time to properly celebrate these achievements. That will change on Tuesday, when the Sextner will be welcomed in his home country.

Jannik Sinner is not someone who likes to be the center of attention. He avoids the hustle and bustle and is concerned about his privacy. Because of this, no big celebration has yet been organized in honor of the South Tyrolean, as is usual for other local greats. But on Tuesday at 2 p.m. the time has come. When Sexten ceremoniously welcomes its most famous son, the whole of Italy will look to South Tyrol.

At 2 p.m. he will sign the community’s book of honor in front of the town hall in the presence of Mayor Thomas Summerer and Governor Arno Kompatscher. The Italian Tennis Federation’s TV channel, Supertennis, will broadcast the ceremony live. SportNews will also be in Sexten and will provide insights. Afterwards, Sinner will meet with children from tennis clubs in the Hochpustertal.

Long-term goal: Wimbledon

The 22-year-old will not be staying in his home country for long, however, as the first grass tournament is scheduled for Monday in Halle. The transition from clay to grass is one of the most difficult things tennis has to offer and requires a lot of training. Sinner was presented with the number 1 trophy by ATP President Andrea Gaudenzi on Monday at the Monte Carlo Country Club. Sinner won the Australian Open in January and rose to number 1 in the world rankings by reaching the semifinals of the French Open.

Soon to be seen on the pitch: Jannik Sinner © APA/afp / GLYN KIRK

The Sextner now leads the rankings with a lead of 945 points over Carlos Alcaraz. The freshly crowned Roland Garros winner will lose 2500 points in the coming weeks for his tournament victories in Wimbledon and Queens. Novak Djokovic, who has slipped to third place, will probably not be able to defend his place in the final in Wimbledon last year due to a knee injury. Because of this, there are many indications that Sinner will defend his throne at the top until mid-August. Then he will lose 1000 points for winning the Masters in Toronto.

In the annual rankings, the South Tyrolean still has a cushion of 915 points over his closest rival Alexander Zverev. Whoever leads this ranking at the end of the season will spend the winter as number 1. It is just one of the many goals that Sinner still wants to achieve this year.

2024-06-10 14:47:37
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