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Jannik Sinner: Does the Italian Have a Post-Win Ritual? Exploring an Obscure Side to His Calm Persona


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As the curtain fell on the final day of the Australian Open, Jannik Sinner found himself savoring the sweet taste of triumph. Amidst the euphoria of his first major championship triumph, it wasn’t just the win itself that left an indelible mark on spectators—it was how he celebrated. The biggest question is: What rituals does the rising star follow after winning a championship or having a productive week on the court?

In a recent interview with FT, the 22-year-old tennis player opened up about how he celebrated his Australian Open championship victory against Novak Djokovic. He stated, “A hamburger. I have this thing that when we have a good week, we always eat a hamburger.” 

But it’s not the only place where he has tried a hamburger; other than Australia, he has also tried the American one. “Honestly, the one in Australia was really good. In America there are some good places too – in Cincinnati, Firebirds has a really good hamburger,” he remarked.


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Although he has not won a tournament in Cincinnati yet, he has tried the hamburger there, as his birthday falls during the same event. While the Italian tennis player hopes to taste the burgers of Paris and Wimbledon, his hunger for success is only growing, giving him extra motivation to try hamburgers from different places.

Not only that, he clearly emphasized the fact that whenever he is having a good time on the court, he likes to celebrate it with a hamburger, just like a post-match virtual, especially after winning a title. However, his Australian Open final opponent, the 24-time Grand Slam champion, enjoyed the whole Melbourne tour, by having just a piece of chocolate after the final.


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Additionally, the second-ranked tennis player in the world in January also shared the feelings he experienced upon winning his first Grand Slam victory. Even though he did not party hard into the night following the win, he did have a late-night meal and had a wide range of emotions when he woke up the next morning.

Sinner’s floating emotions after the Australian Open victory

In an interview after winning the Australian Open, the 22-year-old rising tennis sensation revealed how things were just different in a day. He stated, “It’s great emotions. I was just happy; yesterday I still maybe couldn’t believe, and now I start to realize it, so it’s a great feeling. It’s nice to be here, the weather is good. I didn’t sleep much, but it’s great emotions, slowly realizing what I’ve done.”


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Reflecting on the significance of the occasion, he expressed gratitude for the fruition of years of dedication and sacrifice. The presence of his team added to the rising star’s happiness upon winning, highlighting the value of teamwork and friendship in his ascent to the top. He accepted the deep sense of satisfaction that came with his victory as he dealt with the fallout from his historic victory, which was a turning point in his developing career.

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