“They gave me a really positive mindset”: Jannik Sinner credits parents attitude in helping him overcome defeats in tennis

Sunday, 28 April 2024 at 10:45
Italy’s young tennis star Jannik Sinner has revealed that his parents' attitude helped him overcome poor results. The 22-year-old is often regarded as one of the most highly-rated players currently playing in men’s tennis in the singles category, alongside Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz.
Sinner, who has been in prolific form this season and is currently taking part in the Madrid Open where he has already booked his place in the round of 32, was quoted in a report where he revealed how his parents' attitude made him understand that results matter but putting your best effort in matters more than that.
"I went to a couple of tournaments when I was younger – 16 or 17 – and I lost,” said Sinner. “And afterwards I called my parents and I wanted to explain what happened. And they said, 'Yeah, OK, but we have to talk later because we have to work now, OK?'. At that point, I understood that obviously results matter, but what really matters is trying to work hard, waking up and going to work and doing it with a smile. My parents always came home and smiled. So that’s what they gave me: a really positive mindset with a really good work ethic.”
Sinner defeated fellow countryman Lorenzo Sonego in the second round of the Madrid Open in straight sets with a score of 6-0, 6-3. He is now set to face off against Pavel Kotov in the third-round clash on Monday.

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