Jannik Sinner Enjoys Time with The Carota Boys at the Pala Alpitour
The Fan Club Makes a Splash at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin
The Nitto ATP Finals in Turin have been graced with the presence of a unique and dedicated fan club known as The Carota Boys. These tennis enthusiasts have gained fame in the tennis world for their eye-catching carrot costumes, which they proudly wear at tournaments. Their connection with rising star Jannik Sinner goes back to a memorable incident in Vienna four years ago.
During a changeover in Vienna, Jannik Sinner surprised everyone by devouring a whole carrot. Little did he know that this innocent snack would lead to the birth of a fan club and a lasting friendship. The Carota Boys, inspired by Sinner’s carrot-eating moment, decided to show their support by donning carrot costumes at various tennis events.
“They are more famous than I am, to be honest,” admitted Sinner during his pre-tournament press conference in Turin. “I had the pleasure of meeting them a couple of days ago, and it was a great experience.”
Sinner had another encounter with The Carota Boys at the Pala Alpitour on Sunday, where he emerged victorious in his first round-robin match of the 2023 Nitto ATP Finals against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Despite not knowing them well yet, Sinner expressed his appreciation for their dedicated support.
“I don’t know them really, really well at the moment. I got their names, but I still get a little bit confused because of their good-looking carrot costumes,” Sinner shared. “Nevertheless, it’s fantastic to have such a passionate fan club. Their numbers are growing, and I’m genuinely happy for them.”
Looking ahead, Sinner aims to maintain his winning streak in the Green Group as he faces World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Tuesday. A victory in straight sets against Djokovic, or a win in three sets combined with a victory for Stefanos Tsitsipas over Holger Rune, would secure Sinner a spot in the semi-finals of the season finale.
The Italian rising star hopes to draw strength from the support of The Carota Boys and the enthusiastic crowd at the Pala Alpitour to continue his success in this prestigious tournament.
“The atmosphere was truly amazing,” Sinner expressed after his triumph over Tsitsipas. “It’s an immense pleasure for me to play here in Turin, Italy. Undoubtedly, there’s a bit more pressure, but I managed it exceptionally well today, and I couldn’t be happier.”