Jannik Sinner: Tennis Profile | Playing Style | Career Stats | Game Analysis

At just 20, Jannik Sinner is one of the sensations on the tennis circuit. The Italian is currently the World number 16. Importantly, the Next-Gen star is a workhorse having played a whopping 46 matches this season.  

Sportco overviews Jannik Sinner’s game, his growing-up years, accomplishments, insightful stats, and his rapport with fellow players.  

Player Profile

Jannik Sinner

Date of Birth16th August 2001
Playing StyleRight-handed and Two-Handed Backhand
ATP Ranking16
Special Shots

Rocket-Speed Forehand and 

Topspin Heavy Backhand

Jannik Sinner: Decoding his hard-hitting 

The talented right-hander also has a rock-solid backhand. Fearlessness is one of the highlights of Sinner’s game, having played Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in big tournaments like the French Open, Monte Carlo Open, and the Rome Masters.  

The Italian hits winners ruthlessly with his two-handed backhand. The big difference is his superior position closer to the baseline. When he is in form, his unforced errors are minimum and his topspin heavy backhand unsettles opponents. 

“Accuracy and power-hitting” are apt to describe Jannik’s forehand. His consistent groundstrokes plus a high forehand speed gives him an edge, especially on hardcourts. 

Jannik Sinner: From Childhood to Challenger on the ATP Tour

Sinner was born in 2001 in Innichen, a small village in northern Italy. The 20-year-old is a big foodie as his father and mother worked as a chef and a waitress respectively. 

Riccardo Piatti, his coach since the age of 13 deserves equal credit for the Next-Gen star's meteoric rise up the ranks. 

The Italian had to make a big choice in 2018.  After finishing high school with flying colours, Jannik Sinner decided to not pursue his higher education. 

He decided to become a professional tennis player. Interestingly, Roger Federer is his idol though he has not played the legend even once on the ATP Tour.

Jannik Sinner poses with his idol Roger Federer
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Jannik Sinner’s achievements:

Sinner has an impressive 30-16 win-loss record this season. The Italian youngster won 2 titles (Great Ocean Road Open in February, and the Washington Open in August). The 20-year-old has also earned a whopping $1.21 million in prize money in 2021.  

Overall, Jannik Sinner has a win-loss record of 60-37. He has clinched 3 trophies (1 doubles title with Reilly Opelka at the Atlanta Open in August 2021 and 2 silverware in singles). He has accumulated $2.67 million in prize money in just 3 years after he turned pro. 

Deciphering engrossing stats of Jannik Sinner (Overall Career)

Player Name

Jannik Sinner

Breakpoints Saved 64% (422/669)
Deciding Sets Won %

63% (more than Thiem, 

Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev)

Return Points Won on Second Serve51%
Service Games Won79% (926/1172)
Win % on First Serve70%

Jannik Sinner: Everyone’s favorite on the ATP Tour

Several stars have praised Sinner’s attitude and unwavering focus. The Italian also gets along with everyone on the circuit despite juggling singles and doubles.

“I am sure he’s going to finish this year in a high position. I don’t have a doubt,” said Rafael Nadal while training with Jannik in Melbourne Park in January 2021.

Sinner vs Nadal
Image Credits - The Sun

“I have seen his development, his trajectory, his road to where he is at the moment, he is working really hard, he is devoted, and has got all the goods that he needs in order to become a champion”, opined Novak Djokovic appreciating Sinner at the Monte Carlo Open in April 2021. 

Djokovic and Sinner
Image Credits - First Sportz

Jannik Sinner also has a strong bond with other players like Hubert Hurkacz, Feliciano Lopez, Reilly Opelka, Sebastian Korda, and Simone Bolleli. His singles game gets a boost due to his competitive streak in doubles. 

Final Thoughts

Be it his football-themed workouts and long hours in the gym, Jannik Sinner is a sincere student of the game. Interestingly, 5-time grand slam champ, Maria Sharapova also trained rigorously with the Italian during his initial days in September 2019. 

“I asked her if, at my age, she (Sharapova) was waiting for the unforced error, or if she went for her shots, she picked the second option,” revealed Sinner, cherishing the Russian’s advice. 

So dear fans, what are your thoughts about Jannik Sinner and will his career witness an upward trajectory? Do share your views below. 

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