Jannik Sinner is an Italian professional tennis player who has reached the quarter-finals of all four Grand Slams and has been ranked as high as 9 in the world.
Name: Jannik Sinner
Born: August 16, 2001
Turned Pro: 2018
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Born in San Candido, Italy on the 16th of August 2001, Sinner was once one of Italy’s top skiing prospects as a child winning a national championship in giant slalom aged 8.
Opting for tennis over skiing, Sinner would debut on the ITF Junior circuit in 2016 although he never played any junior Grand Slams.
Turning professional in 2018, Sinner picked up her first ATP Challenger Title in 2019 in Bergamo aged only 17 years and 6 months becoming the first person born in 2001 to reach a Challenger final, and the youngest Italian to win a Challenger title in history.
Sinner would make his Grand Slam debut at the 2019 US Open, losing in the first round to Stan Wawrinka in four sets.
Finishing 2019 in style, Sinner would defeat Alex de Minaur in straight sets in the final of the Next Gen ATP Finals to win the title and finish the season ranked 78 in the world and would pick up the ATP Newcomer of the Year award.
The first Grand Slam win of Sinner’s career came at the 2020 Australian Open thanks to a straight-set victory over Max Purcell but he would be unable to back up his success, losing to Márton Fucsovics in round two.
His performance at the 2020 French Open would be his best yet. Wins over David Goffin, Benjamin Bonzi, Federico Coria and Alexander Zverev saw Sinner become the youngest quarterfinalist at the French Open since Novak Djokovic in 2006. However, Rafa Nadal would prove a step too far in the quarters.
His first ATP Tour title would come at the end of 2020 with victory in the final of the Sofia Open over Vasek Pospisil, finishing the year ranked 37th. Sinner would then go back-to-back with ATP Tour title wins at the Great Ocean Road Open, kicking off his 2021 in style.
Sinner’s third ATP Tour title would come shortly after at the 2021 Citi Open in Washington, D.C. thanks to wins over Emil Ruusuvuori, Sebastian Korda, Jenson Brooksby and Mackenzie McDonald.
After successfully defending his Sofia Open title, Sinner became the youngest man to win five ATP titles since 19-year-old Novak Djokovic at the 2021 European Open and would break into the world's top 10, becoming the first man born in the 2000s to do so.
2022 would see the Italian reach three Grand Slam quarter-finals at the Australian Open, losing in straight sets to Stefanos Tsitsipas, at Wimbledon losing in five sets to Djokovic despite having been two sets to the good and at the US Open where he again lost out in a deciding set to the eventual champion, this time Carlos Alcaraz.
To begin 2023, he won 2023 Open Sud de France in Montpellier, he lost in the final in Rotterdam before withdrawing with injury in Marseille.
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