Sinner Celebrates Father's Presence At Indian Wells After Missing Australian Open

Sinner Celebrates Father's Presence At Indian Wells After Missing Australian Open

by Zachary Wimer

Jannik Sinner generally doesn't have his parents with him at events because that's been the case since he became a player.

Sinner left home pretty early as a teenager to embark on his tennis journey. His parents were never the type to really inject themselves into his tennis career in any way.

They were always supportive of his dreams, but they never really got involved in the tennis side of things. They rarely travel to events with him, and they weren't present when he won his maiden Grand Slam trophy earlier this year in Melbourne.

This year's Indian Wells Open is a bit different in that regard because he has his father, Hanspeter, there with him. His father made the trip with him, and Sinner talked about it after his most recent win at the event, calling it amazing as he's been bulldozing his way through the draw.

"He’s nervous. He’s just not showing it I guess, it’s amazing to have him here. It’s a little bit of a different tournament. We have the house. We cook together in the evening."

Sinner on having his father there with him

"We watch some TV series together, which I missed a lot in the last years. I haven’t had I’m around so much. It’s great to have him and obviously all the rest of the team. It’s fun to be around with them. It’s awesome."

The Italian has been playing amazing tennis so far and is likely the number one favourite to win the first ATP Masters 1000 event of the year.

He's yet to drop a match this year and looks every bit the best player right now. It would mean a lot to him to lift a trophy in front of his dad, so expect him to be very motivated at this event.


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