Jannik Sinner at the ATP Finals


How much has it affected our students?
Giulio Peluffo


As we all know, the 54th edition of the Nitto ATP Finals was recently held here in Turin, one of the most prestigious tennis competitions, which every year brings together the eight best players from all over the world. Any tennis player who can be defined as a champion has graced the court of this incredible tournament at least once, and in 2023 our Jannik Sinner, number 4 in the world rankings and winner of numerous other ATP titles, stood out among all.


Jannik Sinner, number 4 of the actual ATP ranking

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Jannik managed to win 4 consecutive matches, passing the round-robin undefeated. He subsequently defeated the Russian Danil Medvedev, number 3, in the semifinals, and then surrendered in the final to Novak Djokovic, the legendary number 1, who despite being beaten by Jannik in the group stage this time did not let himself be overwhelmed.

Despite this, for the Italian public Jannik Sinner left the tournament as a winner. His charisma, combined with his extraordinary tennis skills, have managed to win the hearts of all fans of this wonderful sport, from the oldest to the youngest.

The phenomenon of "Sinner Mania" has also hit our school, bewitching male and female students. During the week of the ATP Finals, Sinner was on the lips of many kids, and I found myself for the first time being able to discuss the sport I love with my mates, who usually prefer football. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to interview Riccardo Macrillò, another student from our high school with whom I share a passion for tennis. Riccardo and I are both competitive tennis players, and we went to watch some live matches to study the game of the great champions and improve our skills.

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Interview with Riccardo, II ICE student and tennis competitor

In this interview I will tell you about Riccardo's experience with tennis and how much Jannik Sinner was a source of inspiration for him.

At what age did you start playing tennis, and where?

I started playing tennis at the age of 6, at the Esperia club in Turin.

Why did you start playing tennis?

My father was a tennis player in his youth, and he passed down his passion to me by joining the club near my home.

Why did you decide to become a competitor? In what year did you undertake this journey?

I decided to become a competitor in 2018 because I realized that I was suited to this sport and to pursue my dream of becoming a professional player.

Who is your favourite player?

Jannik Sinner, of course. Nowadays it is undoubtedly the best.

Have Jannik Sinner's recent achievements been a source of inspiration for you?

I have been a big fan of Jannik since his debut, but at the ATP Finals I was mesmerized by this player's skill. The results he achieved this year encouraged me to improve, because thanks to Sinner I became aware that hard work always pays off.

Ok, we have reached the end of this article. I hope you enjoyed reading!