Jannik Sinner might only be twenty years old, but his status as one to watch out for in the world of tennis is already established.
Having turned pro in 2018, the Italian has already experienced plenty of success in his young career. In 2019, Sinner won an ATP Challenger title in Bergamo, Italy; this tournament also saw him become the first person born in 2001 to reach the finals of a Challenger event.
He followed that up with a maiden ATP Tour event win in 2020, claiming the Sofia Open title. Things would only get better the following year, when he won four ATP events – including his first ATP 500 event win at Washington.
Jannik Sinner would cap a successful 2021 by making his maiden appearance in the year-end Nitto ATP Finals. He qualified as the first alternate, then played two matches of which he won one.
This is also down to how he has fared in his limited Grand Slam outings till date. He made the quarters of the 2020 French Open, before making the fourth round of the same Slam again in 2021. He also made the fourth round of the US Open in 2021.
As a result, it is perhaps little surprise that his earnings – whether in prize money and in endorsements – have gone up by some degree.
Here we shall check out the net worth, prize money, salary, endorsement money and much more of the young Italian.
As of the end of 2021, Jannik Sinner has a net worth of approximately USD 2.5 million. Given he’s only been pro for three years, that is a massive sum. However, it is in line with his status as a rising star in the game – and the fact he’s doing better in tournaments.
Of that sum, around USD 1.3 million is estimated to be from prize money received through the course of his career. The rest of his earnings come from endorsements which, despite his young age, he has quite a few of.
Until May 2019, he had a full-on apparel sponsorship deal with American-Dutch company Head. However, since then he has been sponsored by Nike as far as his on-court apparel is concerned.
That being said, his tennis rackets are still sponsored by Head so he retains a connection with the company in a professional capacity.
Besides that, he also has endorsement deals with some Italian companies. One of the more prominent of those would be with Lavazza, the Italian coffee manufacturer. This was one of many deals that came about in 2020, when he was starting to gain attention on the ATP Tour.
Other Italian companies he endorses are Parmigiano Reggiano, which is a cheese producer as well as Technogym, a company that specializes in gym equipment and fitness.
But arguably the most famous Italian brand he is associated with is Alfa Romeo. The Italian luxury car-maker also signed him as a brand ambassador in 2020.
Besides these companies, he also endorses Swiss luxury watchmaker Rolex.
As mentioned before, Sinner has won a total of five ATP titles till date. Of those, four are of the lowest-ranked category of ATP events i.e. the ATP 250 events.
However, one of them – the Washington Open of 2021 – is an ATP 500 event, which is the middle-ranked category, the highest being ATP 1000 a.k.a. ATP Masters events.
He also played in the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time in 2021, but was unable to make the semi-finals. But he did become the youngest ATP Finals debutant since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001 to win his debut match in the year-end tournament.
His best Grand Slam showings came in the 2020 French Open and the 2021 US Open. At Roland Garros, he made it to the quarterfinals and in Flushing Meadows, to the fourth round.
It’s also worth noting he made it to the fourth round of the 2021 French Open too.
If 2020 was the year Jannik Sinner arrived in the ATP Tour, 2021 was the year he announced to everyone that he was here to stay.
He was unable to move beyond the first round of the season-opening Grand Slam, the Australian Open. However, he won his first title of the year in Australia when he clinched the Great Ocean Road Open in Melbourne.
He impressed once again in the French Open, making it to the fourth round before being eliminated. And he followed that up with an impressive maiden ATP 500 event win at the Citi Open in Washington.
This set up an impressive run in the US Open, where he again made it to the fourth round. However, he lost in straight sets to Alexander Zverev.
He then retained the 2021 Sofia Open, having won the tournament in 2020 which gave him his first ATP Tour title. His final title of the year came at the European Open at Antwerp.
Prior to the Nitto ATP Finals, he was ranked tenth and therefore did not automatically qualify for the year-end competition. But he was present as a first alternate i.e. the player who would be called in case of an injury or pull-out.
He ended up getting a chance to play thanks to an injury suffered by compatriot Matteo Berrettini. In his first match, he defeated Hubert Hurkacz but lost his second and last match to Daniil Medvedev.
But taking part in the tournament helped him retain his top 10 ATP ranking. Thus, as things stand, he is the youngest player in the top 10 of the ATP rankings.
|Tournament||Final opponent||Scoreline||Title number|
|Sofia Open (2020)||Vasek Pospisil||6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3)||1|
|Great Ocean Road Open (2021)||Stefano Travaglia||7-6(4), 6-4||2|
|Citi Open (2021)||Mackenzie McDonald||7-5, 4-6, 7-5||3|
|Sofia Open (2021)||Gael Monfils||6-3, 6-4||4|
|European Open (2021)||Diego Schwartzman||6-2, 6-2||5|
The 20-year-old tennis star from Innichen, Italy, is currently worth around USD 2.5 million. It is a significant sum given he is yet to win a Grand Slam title but has tasted ATP success.
A good portion of that money also comes from endorsements and sponsorship deals. If, as is expected, Sinner continues to taste more success in the coming few years, these figures will go up manifold.
He has two major on-court sponsorships. The first of those came with Head, who supplied him not only with tennis racquets but also his apparel. However, the apparel part of the partnership ended in 2019.
As things stand, he is one of many tennis stars to have backing from Nike. It is worth noting though that Head continues to supply his tennis rackets.
He also has advertising deals with four major Italian companies: Lavazza, Parmigiano Reggiano, Technogym and luxury car manufacturer Alfa Romeo.
As of now, Jannik Sinner does not have any charitable foundations to his name. However, that does not mean he will not step up and make donations if needed.
In 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic was beginning to badly affect Italy, Sinner contributed a sum to a charitable organization to help with medical supplies in the town of Bergamo.