Jannik Sinner, the ‘day after’. The return to Italy, the visit to Mattarella and the doubts about Sanremo
The Italian, fresh from winning the Australian Open, is now expected at the Quirinale. Amadeus would like him on the Ariston stage, but the Marseille tournament begins on February 5th
Milan, 29 January 2024 – His eyes are still clear from the victory of the first Slam of his career , with that incredible comeback from 0-2 to 3-2 against Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final . Now Jannik Sinner will return to Italy, where more days of well-deserved celebrations await him. A series of stages already planned, first his with his people, then the visit from the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella with all of Ital tennis, then that doubt about hosting Sanremo. Also because now comes another thing that could prove complicated, not like a Slam final is clear but still difficult: managing all this fame and this exploit of notoriety.
The return to Italy
Let’s go in order. After the triumph on the Mal bourne green set, Jannik Sinner’s return plane will take off from the Australian city tomorrow, Tuesday 30 January . A very long, but at the same time beautiful, flight that will bring Jannik back to Italy. The first stop will necessarily be home , in Bolzano. There he will spend a few hours relaxing with his family and closest loved ones, away (as much as possible) from the flashes of cameras and journalists. On Wednesday, however, it will already be time to leave the hometown for the capital. In Rome, Jannik Sinner and all of Ital tennis are awaited at the Quirinale by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella. A meeting that was postponed several times, given that the Head of State wanted to celebrate the Davis Cup victory with the entire national team, but the ceremony was postponed due to various commitments made by each of the players. The long-awaited moment has arrived: on Thursday 1 February , probably in the afternoon, Sinner and all the others will be received at the Quirinale for this double celebration: the Davis Cup and the Australian Open .
Federer my role model, match Djokovic? He plays another championship
On the catwalk and in the interviews reserved for the Australian Open champion , Jannik Sinner spoke both about this important milestone and who his idols and sources of inspiration are. “I felt good, I was prepared and ready to do well here” began Jannik, “I’m happy to have a trophy this year. I don’t think about equaling Djokovic’s 10 titles , he’s a champion, he plays a different championship . Now I I’ll have fun, but there’s still a lot of work to do, let’s see what I can achieve in the future.” The boy born in 2001 then revealed who his role model is and, above all, why: ” My role model has always been Federer, not only for his class but for the way he presents himself : the important thing is to surround yourself with the best people and face all with a smile.”
The AO wins, but remains number 4 ATP, that’s why
Despite his success on the hard courts in Melbourne, Jannik Sinner has not climbed positions in the ATP rankings . However, he has significantly closed on the top three, considering that he has gained over 3000 points on Djokoivc and is just over 400 points away from Daniil Medvedev, so the next matches will also be important for the South Tyrolean if he wants to continue climbing the rankings best in the world. The top five, at the moment, is the following: Novak Djokovic 9855 points, Carlos Alcaraz 9255 points, Daniil Medvedev 8765 points, Jannik Sinner 8310 points , Andrey Rublev 5050 points. Therefore, a clear gap between Sinner and his first pursuer, the Russian Rublev, while the gaps from the first three are significantly reduced: -455 from Medvedev, -855 points from Alcaraz and Nole’s lead is at -1545 points .