In a dazzling display of skill and determination, Jannik Sinner, the rising star of Italian tennis, earned his name in history by clinching the Australian Open title. He became the first Italian male to win the Grand Slam title since 1976.
Seeded fourth, Sinner’s journey to the final showcased his unparalleled prowess. Against Daniil Medvedev, a gripping spectacle unfolded, with Sinner scoring a remarkable comeback, triumphing 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
Sinner only lost one set before the championship match, demonstrating his unwavering dominance throughout the competition. His achievement represents the comeback of Italian tennis and recalls memories of Adriano Panatta’s triumph at the French Open.
Notably, the 22-year-old steered Italy to its first Davis Cup victory in nearly five decades, adding to his growing legacy. Sinner’s achievement has grabbed audiences’ attention globally.
Upon returning to Rome, Sinner received a warm welcome from Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, underscoring his profound impact on Italian sports. He is set to be honoured by President Sergio Mattarella later on Thursday.
As per the organisers of the Open 13 Provence in Marseille, Sinner has opted out of the forthcoming event scheduled to commence on February 5. However, the rationale behind his decision remains undisclosed.