WATCH: Sinner Has Heartwarming Practice Session With Fan With Cerebral Palsy

WATCH: Sinner Has Heartwarming Practice Session With Fan With Cerebral Palsy

by Jordan Reynolds

Jannik Sinner has been the dominant player so far in 2024, but he still found time to make a fan's dreams come true.

Sinner's level at events this season has been absolutely incredible. He has already won the Australian Open, Rotterdam Open, and Miami Open, with his only defeat coming to Carlos Alcaraz in Indian Wells.

That form is why Novak Djokovic said Sinner is currently the best player in the world. That is quite the statement from Djokovic, who became the oldest No. 1 in the ATP rankings in yet another milestone for the 24-time Grand Slam champion.

Sinner's outstanding recent tennis is pushing some of his rivals to work harder. An example of this is Stefanos Tsitsipas, who has admitted that Sinner and Alcaraz push him to be a better player.

However, Sinner is not just making an impact among his contemporaries on the ATP Tour. He is also inspiring young tennis fans not just with his tennis during tournaments, but also by making time for them off-court.

Young tennis fan Arthur Delaye has cerebral palsy, but that does not stop him from playing the sport he loves. He posted a clip of him practicing with Sinner at the Monte-Carlo Masters, with the fan rallying very well with the Italian.

Delaye accompanied the video with a message that paid tribute to Sinner, saying he would never forget the moment. He also said he does not let having a disability prevent him from playing tennis with passion.

"THANK YOU SINNER. Despite disability and cerebral palsy I play tennis with passion. Today I shared an amazing practice session with Jannik SInner at the Monte-Carlo Masters. Thank you Jannik for this game together. I will never forget this moment and I will keep going."

It is a lovely story. Delaye not letting his disability to stop him is wonderful, while Sinner has proven once again what an outstanding role model he is by practicing with the young fan.


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