“Left it with my manager,” Jannik Sinner did not kiss his Australian Open trophy goodnight, shows true ‘Mamba mentality’

Sinner is quickly rising to the top of the sport.


“Left it with my manager,” Jannik Sinner did not kiss his Australian Open trophy goodnight, shows true ‘Mamba mentality’

Jannik Sinner of Italy poses for a photograph with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup (Via Imago)

The new World No. 3 Jannik Sinner has been on a blistering run this year, having made 12 wins out of 12 and already racked up two titles. With his first Grand Slam win at the recently played Australian Open, the Italian has finally lived up to the expectations of the tennis fans, finally delivering his best performance on the big stage, thereby also answering the criticisms.

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In an interview with media outlet, Vanity Fair, Sinner talked about the night after winning the most glorious trophy of his career. When asked whether he kissed the trophy before going to sleep, Sinner said,

No, I left it with my manager.

Sinner agreed to not quite understand the importance of the moment as he confessed to not thinking much about the win. He said,

The feeling was very nice, of course. But I didn't think too much… at that moment I wouldn't have been able to really realize what had happened anyway. I watched a few films and fell asleep.

Sinner shared how he was thinking about rectifying his mistakes after the AO win

For any tennis player to have won his or her first Grand Slam, it means volumes and they remember it for the rest of their lives. But for Sinner, things weren’t quite different as he said,

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In flight, I had 20 hours. I immediately thought about how I could improve further. I wondered why I ended up down two sets to zero, why I didn't react sooner.
Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner ahead of their final match.
Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner (credits: Imago)

Sinner agreed to think about finding out the wrongdoings and faults he committed during the match. He also addressed the fact that he was on course of rectifying his mistakes that led to him getting 2-0 behind in the final against Daniil Medvedev.

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