Jannik Sinner, the Italian tennis star, talks about his life before turning pro and how he had to play other sports to support his family’s finance.
The 19-year-old has already made his name in the top 20 best players in the world and might also become the top player in the sport. However, life wasn’t always easy for World No.18 during his early days.
The Monaco-based player claims when he just started playing professionally, his financial status wasn’t good, and even had to play soccer and skiing to look after his family. He even claimed that his friends also helped him financially or let him stay in their places.
In a recent interview with ATP Tour, Sinner reported, “It was not easy in the beginning. Of course, you know, living. First of all, friends which I have, many good friends in my hometown.”
“I had to live one or basically two sports as skiing and football. Then, of course, my family which was not easy, but it was my decision and I enjoy or still enjoying tennis.”
The young Italian was the winner of the 2019 Next Gen ATP Tour. However, Sinner mentioned during his childhood days he wasn’t interested in tennis and used to play only skiing and football. He even stopped playing for a year, but his father asked him to try once more in tennis.
— Jannik Sinner (@janniksin) March 24, 2021
Now Sinner just loves to play the sport and wants to keep growing in it. The Italian prodigy last took part in the 2021 Barcelona Open, where he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas at the semi-finals with a score of 3-6, 3-6.
Jannik Sinner is working hard with his coach for the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open on Tuesday, March 04. The Italian will go up against the Argentine veteran Guido Pella for the first time in his career.
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