Jannik Sinner facts for kids
Sinner in 2019
|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Born||16 August 2001
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 1,844,315|
|Career record||54–34 (61.36%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 17 (17 May 2021)|
|Current ranking||No. 23 (28 June 2021)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2020)|
|French Open||QF (2020)|
|US Open||1R (2019, 2020)|
|Career record||5–3 (62.5%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 299 (22 March 2021)|
|Current ranking||No. 306 (12 April 2021)|
|Last updated on: 14 June 2021.|
Jannik Sinner (born 16 August 2001) is an Italian professional tennis player. He has been ranked as high as No. 17 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). At the 2020 French Open, he became the youngest quarterfinalist in the men's singles event since Novak Djokovic in 2006. He has won two ATP titles, and became the youngest ATP title-holder since 2008 by winning the 2020 Sofia Open.
Sinner grew up in northern Italy in the predominantly German-speaking region of South Tyrol. He was active in skiing, football, and tennis as a child. After winning a national championship in skiing at age eight, Sinner switched his focus to tennis at age thirteen and moved to the Italian Riviera to train with veteran coach Riccardo Piatti. Despite limited success as a junior, Sinner began playing in professional events at age 16 and became one of the few players to win multiple ATP Challenger Tour titles at age 17. He then won the ATP Newcomer of the Year award in 2019 after breaking through into the top 100, reaching his first ATP semifinal, and winning the Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan over Alex de Minaur. Sinner continued his rise into the top 50 in 2020 with his first top 10 victories, a Grand Slam quarterfinal, and a maiden ATP title. He has had a strong start to 2021, highlighted by his second ATP title in a row and a Masters 1000 runner-up at the Miami Open.
Sinner has an excellent two-handed backhand and has led the ATP Tour in the amount of topspin on the shot.
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