'Don't Want To Give Him Too Much Credit': Sinner Jokingly Plays Down Father's Presence

'Don't Want To Give Him Too Much Credit': Sinner Jokingly Plays Down Father's Presence

by Erik Virostko

Jannik Sinner is cruising through the 2024 Indian Wells Open, a tournament that is special for him in many different ways.

The Italian is on a 16-match winning streak in 2024, a streak which even Jiri Lehecka wasn't able to stop. Coming to the United States after his Australian Open win, Sinner didn't have a reason to change many things, yet he changed one.

During his run in Melbourne, the 22-year-old admitted that his father wasn't with him during the run, and his parents didn't even make a trip for the final match against Daniil Medvedev.

However, that changed in Indian Wells, as Jannik's father, Hanspeter, traveled with his son. Sinner's father has been supporting him throughout the tournament and the Italian player has been asked about his presence more than once.

After his most recent win over Lehecka, Sinner jokingly played down his father's presence, as he said that he didn't want to give him "too much credit" for how well he was doing at the season's first ATP Masters 1000 tournament.

"I don’t want to give him too much credit. As I said it’s just special for me to have him here. I didn’t have much time to spend with him in the last years. Also with my family. Every moment I have with him is really nice. He’s an incredible chef, but also an amazing dad. That for me is much more important."

Humble during the on-court interview, Sinner's nature never changes even when he's in the closed room full of journalists. During the press conference, he didn't forget to give credit to his opponent, who played a competitive match.

"Today was for sure a different situation. In the beginning was windy, but I handled it very well. I mean, he's an incredible player with huge potential from both swings. He was serving really well. For sure I'm happy about the performance."


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