His skiing journey is the first thing you didn't know about Jannik Sinner.
Everyone knows about Sinner's professional tennis career, while very few people know about his skiing journey. Sinner began skiing and tennis playing at age three. He was born and raised in Sexten, a town in Italy famous for producing top skiers.
Sinner's Father used to work as a chef, and his mother used to work as a waitress at a ski lodge in Sexteen. At age 8, Sinner was the national champion in Giant slalom, alpine skiing, and alpine snowboarding competition. He was a national runner-up by age 12.
During a short video tour with ATP, Sinner said, "In our parts, the first sport is, of course, skiing, I was second in Italy, but in the end, I decided to play tennis because I enjoyed it more."