Jannik Sinner wins the Australian Open, winning the first Slam of his career.
The leader of Italian tennis in the final came from behind to beat the Russian Daniil Medvedev in the fifth set with a score of 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
Italy waited almost half a century to celebrate the triumph of an Italian in a grand slam tournament and Jannik Sinner finally arrived. At 22 years old, the South Tyrolean succeeded where only Nicola Pietrangeli and Adriano Panatta had previously achieved, both in Paris and the last time in 1976, hoisting the tricolor for the first time in history on the first major of the season.
Given as favorite in the final with the Russian Daniil Medvedev, given the almost clear path in the tournament which culminated with the victory in the semi-final over Novak Djokovic, Sinner seemed to have lost the magic touch and the inner strength that he had built up until now. Having ended up 2-0 down, he turned the lights back on in the third set, starting a comeback which he completed after three hours and 45 minutes of play, winning 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 .