‘I get angry because…,’ Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner reveals the secret to his composure

Jannik Sinner has emerged as one of the most calm and poised personalities of tennis in the past few years. The way he handles the pressure in tight situations has been highly appreciated by the critics and the pundits. The way he showed calmness and character in the finals of the Australian Open is the fresh example.

During the time, he was two set down to Daniil Medvedev and then came back to win the game. This speaks a lot about his composure and confidence.

In an interview with Marca, the 2024 Australian Open winner was asked about the reason for his composure and calmness. To which the Italian replied,

When I was six or seven years old, I was angry, but I wouldn’t say very much. I’ve always been generally calm. Of course, I get angry because sometimes I feel tired. But I control my head well. I think I have made a leap in this sense the last two seasons. I understand myself a little better. The mind is the only thing you can control, and I feel good.

This mentality has helped Jannik Sinner gain an advantage in various big matches and tight situations. For example, during the Davis Cup semis when he had to beat the World No.1 Novak Djokovic to keep the hopes of Italy alive, he showed immense calmness to see the tide through.

Jannik Sinner faces a known face in the first round of the Rotterdam Open

Sinner will be facing Dutchman Botic Van de Zandschulp in the first round of the Rotterdam Open. The draws for the tournament were held on Friday. The two players will be going against each other for the second time this year. The first being in the Australian Open in which the Italian beat the Dutch in three straight sets.

Sinner was the finalist last time around in the Rotterdam Open. He lost to Medvedev in the finals but ever since has had the upper hand over the Russian. Moreover, with the World No.3 deciding not to defend his title, Sinner would enter the tournament as the top seed.