Will Jannik Sinner Be Italy’s Flag Bearer at the 2024 Olympics? Here’s What the Australian Open Champion Has to Say

Published 01/31/2024, 3:10 PM EST

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Jannik Sinner is living his dream, isn’t he? After months of consistent performances, he tasted his first major success by defeating Daniil Medvedev in the summit clash to win the 2024 Australian Open. It was a surreal moment for Sinner, who is among the most promising stars of the next generation. Moreover, this victory comes ahead of an important year, with the Paris Olympics coming up.

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Sinner is set to lead Italy’s charge at the Olympic Games. He will be a strong favorite to clinch the gold medal there, given the form he is in. Let’s find out what he had to say about the upcoming Olympics.

Jannik Sinner gets candid about the Paris Olympics

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After his victory Down Under, Jannik Sinner appeared for a lengthy interview. During the conversation, he reminisced about his Australian Open win, while drawing up plans for the future. Further, he was asked if he would be the flag-bearer for his country at the Olympic Games in Paris.

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Answering that question, Sinner said, “I don’t think about being the flag bearer at the Olympics. The Games will be a key moment in my career, it will be the first time I will participate.”

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Further, he went on to add, “There are all the best athletes in the world, who I can’t wait to meet and from whom I want to take inspiration.”

At 22, Sinner is already among his country’s most recognized athletes currently. Tennis at Paris Olympics is likely to take place on the clay courts. Although Sinner prefers playing on hard courts, the clay courts have been familiar to him since childhood. As a result, the Italian star will be one of the favorites going into that tournament. For now, Sinner is relishing his success Down Under. Recently, he also revealed what led him to success in Australia.

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Sinner credits the support behind his victory

Italian fans have always made their presence felt during Sinner’s matches and have been very vocal in support of their hero. Jannik Sinner took a moment to appreciate this.

He said, “It means a lot. Maybe the most important. Because the support I get throughout now already years, it’s incredible. Being able to make them happy today, because I feel like that, they push me also, that I can believe in myself, and then having so much support, it’s amazing.”

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Sinner will next feature at the ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam, which will take place in a couple of weeks. It’ll be interesting to see if he can continue his winning run in the upcoming tournaments.

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Vatsal Shah

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Being a die-hard fan of tennis and an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal, tennis has been a part of my life even before I ventured into sports journalism. If I have learned anything from the incredible career of the ?King of Clay?, it is to constantly enhance your skill sets, no matter at what stage you are in your career. This motivated me to complete an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management while pursuing my career as a sports writer.
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