Camouflage or rain cover? Jannik Sinner mingled with the onlookers in a jacket and hoodie. © David Lanier
From the sunshine on the tennis courts in Barcelona to the drizzle of rain on the edge of the forest in Puster: Jannik Sinner took an extraordinary journey this weekend – thus making two football teams in the country very happy.
April 23, 2023
Janik Sener has been playing top-class tennis for weeks, but at the same time the physical pressure on the 21-year-old made itself felt. This is why he pulled his spinal cord on Friday and didn’t show up in Barcelona for the quarter-final clash against Lorenzo Musetti. Instead, the Sextener had to relax first. And where could he find that better than at home in the mountains, with his family and on the road with friends?
The sinner must have thought the same thing when he traveled from the Mediterranean to Buster Valley at the weekend. Just a few hours after it was announced that Sinner would also skip the Masters tournament in Madrid next week, the world tennis star was spotted at a soccer match in the Amateur II tournament. Sinner didn’t want to miss the duel between SpG Taisten Welsberg Prags and AFC Sexten on Sunday afternoon – despite the rainy and cold April weather.
Two years ago, Senner, along with his brother Mark and some friends, attended the showdown between his soccer rivals Buster. The match ended in a draw at the time, but this time he brought more luck to the players from his native village: Sixteen won the away match 1-0 thanks to a late goal in extra time and thus advanced to second place in the table. .
Regardless of the outcome of the match, the players of both teams should have been delighted with the outstanding spectator. As for Sener himself, things won’t continue in the sport until mid-May. Then the Masters tournament in Rome is the highlight of the season. Until then, the world number eight will continue to fill energy reserves.
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