Jannik Sinner’s enjoying his winters preparing for the upcoming season but there’s one thing he is certainly missing; Enjoying the snow in a pair of snowboards.
The Italian rising star is gearing up for the coming season and wants to leave no stone unturned before his season officially starts. However, he hasn’t forgotten about his passion for being a Skier.
The 22-year-old is preparing well for the upcoming season with his award-winning coaches Simone Vagnozzi and Darren Cahill. Recently, he also traveled to Spain to train with World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz at the Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy in Alicante, Spain. Sinner looked sharp on the court in 2023 as he finished the season ranked 4th in the ATP Rankings.
With all the training and traveling, he hardly got time to hit the snow tracks himself. But he managed his time well as he moved back to his homeland in South Tyrol, celebrated Christmas with his folks and family, and pushed off to meet the white snowy lands of The Kronplatz mountain range.
Before transitioning to tennis, Jannik Sinner excelled as a top junior skier in Italy. Achieving national success at a remarkably young age, he secured a national championship at eight.
He shared a reel on Instagram showcasing his remarkable skiing skills.
“I missed this but it’s time to get back on court 🤣” captioned Jannik in his Instagram post
Jannik Sinner is an avid skier, he often turns up at the skiing tracks and enjoys skiing in his holidays. His love for the adventure sport has been very apparent to tennis fans around the world. Last year, Jannik invited the legendary American skier Lindsey Vonn to be his partner in the snow. She also commented on Jannik’s recent post with some Fire emojis.
His season kicks off with the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne that takes place between Jan 10-12.
Jannik Sinner chose Tennis Over Skiing, But Why? Here’s What He Had To Say
Jannik Sinner was a Skiing prodigy but he decided to pursue a career in Tennis rather than Skiing. Why did he do so?
Sinner was a breakout skier from a very young age. He was a junior champion in Skiing at the mere age of 8 and became the national runner-up at the age of 12. But, he diverted his passion for Skiing to Tennis.
In a post-match interview question at the Canada Open in Toronto, Sinner answered this question and drew parallels between the skills required in both sports.
“The only skill I would say is maybe the sliding and the balance on court. In ski, you know, when you fall down, you never know if you break something or not, So that’s one of the reasons, if not the reason, why I chose to play tennis, no? And even if you miss one ball, but you have lots of opportunities somehow to win the match, which is another scenario where I prefer tennis.”