Sinner admitted before the Australian Open final that his parents won't be in attendance for the match. It's not something unusual for him because they rarely watch him play, but it is still a bit unfortunate.
He played an amazing match to defeat Daniil Medvedev and win the event. Having them there would have certainly been a great memory, but it just wasn't possible.
Speaking after the match, the Italian admitted that he doesn't see his parents that often, but it's been like that for a very long time, so it's not anything unusual.
"I don't see them so often, unfortunately, but when I see them it's always great time (smiling). I went away from home when I was 14 years old. So I had to grow up quite fast, trying to cook for myself, trying to make laundry."
Getting out of the house early was pretty tough for everyone involved in the Sinner household. It was tough for him, but it was also tough for his parents. He credits them with helping him become the person he is today because they never pressured him.
"I think for me was tough, but for the parents to leave their son with 14 years old, it's also not easy. They always gave me, they never put pressure on myself, which for me is maybe the key why I'm here today. I'm a very quite relaxed man, who just enjoys to play tennis."
"I'm 22 years old, so I also enjoy to do normal stuff. And that's it. They are the perfect parents. Obviously I know only them (smiling) but they are awesome. And also my brother, he brings me honesty throughout the whole career I'm going through."