At the Australian Open 2024, Jannik Sinner achieved his maiden Slam victory by defeating Daniil Medvedev in an incredible comeback. This well-deserved championship is the culmination of eight months of skillful, physically demanding, and psychologically stimulating work.
Part of the game is knowing how to handle pressure. That I am presently in this role makes me very happy. Great people who are aware of my responsibilities are supporting me. Darren Cahill has been through this numerous times and has a great deal of experience. Simone Vagnozzi and I have already discussed areas for improvement,” the young Italian said.
Everything is a step in the process. Of course, getting this award is wonderful. I’m appreciative that I achieved my first Slam here. I am aware that I need to work even harder from now on as my opponents will discover ways to get by me, so I need to be ready. Sinner continued, “Let’s see what happens in the future.
“It’s particularly noteworthy as we are discussing an outstanding competition. Seeing the famous players on the draw and knowing you still have a chance to win is unique. Just getting on the draw and attempting to defeat the other tennis players is a privilege. When there are always fewer individuals in the dressing room, you know the tournament is going well for you. I had all three of these feelings in the last games. It’s a very pleasant sensation,” remarked Jannik.
Sinner is expected to make a comeback to the field at the Marseille tournament; however, he may elect to take a brief hiatus before rejoining the ATP Tour in Rotterdam or going straight to the hard-court ATP Masters 1000 in North America at Indian Wells and Miami.
After the game, Jannik had some heartfelt words to say to his parents, who have always given him the freedom to do as he pleases. His remarks moved the crowd in Melbourne to tears. Sinner revisited the subject and elaborated on his emotions during the press conference.
“I’m at ease at 22.” “I regrettably don’t get to see my parents very often, but when I do, it’s always a pleasant occasion.” I grew up rather rapidly, cooked for myself, did my own laundry, and left home when I was fourteen. Although it was challenging at initially, this was the quickest path to growth. I believe that was difficult for them as much as for me.
They have always provided to me without putting pressure on me, which is a big part of why I am here today. Leaving your son at 14 is not easy. At 22, I enjoy playing tennis but I also want to do other things. I’m laid back. I clearly only have them as parents because they are the best! In addition, my brother, with whom I have always been close throughout my career.”
Jannik then discussed the milestone—many goals and records—achieved in Melbourne.
“I am glad to have brought him this happiness; I am aware that this is a significant milestone. I have had amazing support for many years. It’s an incredible feeling to have them as an audience. I felt I had to fight for everyone watching me today when I was down two sets to zero, and in the end, I succeeded. I felt under pressure, but it was in a good way. You have to take it positively; pressure indicates that others think you can succeed,” the young Italian said, apparently with a great deal of maturity and modesty.