"Seeing them a little bit emotional.....it's amazing" - Jannik Sinner recalls his family's reaction to him fulfilling his World No. 1 dream

Jannik Sinner recalls family
Jannik Sinner recalls family's reaction to him becoming World No.1 (image source: Jannik Sinner/INSTAGRAM)

Newly crowned World No. 1 Jannik Sinner has reminisced about his childhood days ahead of his return to the place where it all started. The Italian also talked about the conversation he had with his family after reaching the summit.

After hitting a new gear in the latter part of the previous season, Sinner has won the Australian Open as well as the Masters 1000 in Miami and Canada. The Italian's consistent performances helped him become the 29th man to reach the summit of the tennis world, overtaking Novak Djokovic.

A special presentation was held on June 10 in Monte-Carlo as the 22-year-old was awarded the ATP No. 1 trophy. During the interview, he was asked about his parents' reaction to his ascent to the top.

Sinner said he spoke with his family before the ceremony, telling them it was all a dream and he would not have believed if someone had told him he would be the world's number one player one day. He did, however, acknowledge that saying it aloud felt amazing.

"I was talking with my family and talking about if I would have become in that situation where I'm right now, I would say no, because it was only a dream and now saying that I'm World No. 1 it's just amazing," Jannik Sinner said. (via beIN SPORTS)

Sinner said that watching them get emotional at his achievements felt amazing, but he mentioned that this was just the start and he wanted to see how long he could stay at the top.

"We were talking together and seeing them a little bit emotional and also from my side it's amazing. World No. 1 is the achievement I was looking for and obviously now I have to see how much I can stay there," he stated.

"It's special, it makes me feel home, it makes me feel very happy where I'm from" - Jannik Sinner talks about his hometown ahead of his return

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner also talked about his hometown Sesto, South Tyrol, ahead of his return for a special celebration. He explained that it was a special feeling to go back to the place where it all started and listed some of the memories he had from his childhood.

"Well it's always an amazing feeling going back where I'm born, where my family raised me. It's always a special feeling coming home, I always have my memories in my head, going to ski, seeing myself with the friends, playing as a little kid and child, it's always coming back to that place," Sinner said.

He also expressed pride in being able to return something to the place where he belonged and called the feeling 'amazing'.

"It's special, it makes me feel home, it makes me feel very happy where I'm from and very proud and giving something back to this beautiful place, it's something truly amazing," he added.

Jannik Sinner's next assignment will be at the Halle Open next. He will be joined by the likes of Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev.

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Edited by Pratham K Sharma
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