Who are Jannik Sinner's parents, Johann and Siglinde?

Joshua Rogers November 10, 2021
Who are Jannik Sinner’s parents, Johann and Siglinde?
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Who are Jannik Sinner’s parents, Johann and Siglinde, as the Italian sensation prepares to take on Andy Murray in Stockhom.

Jannik Sinner is a 20-year-old Italian tennis sensation who recently became the first male player born in the 2000’s to break into the world’s top 10.

Sinner had had an excellent 2021, winning his first ATP 500 title at the the 2021 Citi Open in Washington, D.C.

He then defended his title at the Sofia Open beating second seed Gaël Monfils in the final.

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Italian takes on Andy Murray in Stockholm

The Italian then won the 2021 European Open beating Diego Schwartzman in the final. Shortly after at the Vienna Open he cracked the world’s top 10 for the first time.

He faces Brit Andy Murray in the Round of 16 at the Stockholm Open on 10 November.

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Who are Jannik Sinner’s parents; meet his father Johann Sinner

Jannik Sinner’s parents are Johann Sinner (father), and Siglinde Sinner (mother).

The Italian was born on 16 August 2001 in San Candido, Italy, and started playing tennis when he was 7-years-old.

Between the ages of 8-12, he took up skiing, which is popular in the region where he’s from, but returned to tennis when she was 13.

It was Jannik’s father, Johann, who got him back into tennis after having a lay off. Johann Sinner is a chef at a restaurant in Val Pusteria, Italy, and persuaded his son to pick up his racket again.

“My dad came and said, ‘Let’s try once more’. From that point, I really enjoyed it,” Jannik said.

Jannik’s mother Siglinde Sinner

Jannik is from humble origins, and his mother, Siglinde Sinneris a waitress at the restaurant where his dad works.

The Italian thanks his parents for instilling a strong work ethic in him, and he uses their determination to spur him on.

I have it from my parents because they are working every day a simple job. They know what it means to work hard. They gave me this kind of mindset, always trying your best day after day and trying to don’t lose energy during your job,” Sinner said.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.