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Jannik Sinner talks about his parents' support after winning his first Grand Slam title

22-year-old talks about how his parents supported him throughout his career and wished everyone would have that foundation as well.

Jannik Sinner talks about his parents' support after winning his first Grand Slam title
Cover Image Source: Jannik Sinner poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2024 Australian Open Final, at Royal Botanic Gardens on January 29, 2024, in Melbourne, Australia. (Image Source: Getty Images | Kelly Defina)

Winning a Grand Slam title is no small feat for any athlete. It is the biggest achievement one can attain in the sport and requires hard work and dedication over a long period. 22-year-old tennis player Jannik Sinner achieved his maiden Grand Slam trophy at the recent Australian Open. He fought against Daniil Medvedev to secure a victory. However, this is not the only reason the world's what made him go viral was what he said about his parents in his speech when he accepted the trophy.

Image Source: Jannik Sinner of Italy plays a forehand in their Semifinal singles match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the 2024 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
Image Source: Jannik Sinner of Italy plays a forehand in their Semifinal singles match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the 2024 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)


 

Sinner was deeply grateful to his parents for their support during his entire career in tennis and other sports. He begins by remarking on how he wished all kids had parents like his. The young star also added that his parents never forced him to decide anything. Sinner shared how he had played many other sports when he was younger. However, his parents gave him complete freedom to choose the sport he liked.



 

He says, "I wish this freedom is possible for as many young kids as possible." The short speech has been shared by @TheTennisLetter on X (previously Twitter). The post has received 554K views and 12K likes on the social media platform. People also loved the approach his parents took and shared their thoughts in the comments section. @FlipperMilano commented, "Glad he said this. I see too many young players who obviously hate tennis where I work. Their parents push them and pressure them to play, but none will make it like Sinner did because they don't like the sport."

Image Source:  (L-R) Jannik Sinner of Italy and Daniil Medvedev pose with their trophies during the official presentation after their Men's Singles Final match on day fifteen of the 2024 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2024, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)
Image Source: (L-R) Jannik Sinner of Italy and Daniil Medvedev pose with their trophies during the official presentation after their Men's Singles Final match on day fifteen of the 2024 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2024, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

Similarly, the gentle parenting approach individuals usually take can be a big deciding factor in determining how successful their kids become as they grow into adults. Similarly, Lucy Huber @clhubes shared an important post on X about how she decided to say yes to her 2-year-old son's request to take his Hot Wheels ramp into the bath. Parents usually deny such a request because they just do not want to deal with their kids doing such a thing. But it turned out that allowing her son to do what he wanted became a fun activity for both.



 



 

She replied to her original post with a reply stating: "Literally a genius idea. Highly recommend. Made up by a human that's been on earth for roughly 25 months." Huber also clarified how her son spent a lot of time outside and had a "farmer tan." Users on the platform loved the woman's approach and shared their thoughts in the comment section. @cassiecarothers said, "This is the best, most succinct description of gentle parenting I have ever read. For all the books+experts, I think that's what it boils down to."



 

Another individual, @Lol19559014, shared, "This is best! Also brings back such fond memories- my brother had a permanent Hot Wheels track set up from one of the dining room chairs. It was a permanent fixture- he and his friends played for hours on end. This was in the 60's. Thank you for the memories." @mfpears pointed out, "Throughout history, the popularity of parenting books and advice has been based on how much it told parents to do what they already wanted to do anyway."

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