Sinner Voted January 2024 Hickok Belt Award

Photo Courtesy: ATP
Photo Courtesy: ATP

Rochester, NY – Men’s future star Jannik Sinner has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for January 2024. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). The voters selected Sinner based on his incredible performance in winning his first Australian Open title. The fast-rising star from Italy upset 10-time reigning champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals crushing his opponent early. It was Djokovic’s first defeat at the Australian Open since 2018. In the final, he beat Daniil Medvedev of Russia to win the Australian Open, in men’s singles, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. At the age of 22, Sinner became the youngest man to win the Australian Open. There is no limit to his potential as he continues to move forward in his skyrocketing rise, earning the admiration of fans worldwide.

Other finalists for January in order of how the NSMA ranked them included: Aryna Sabalenka (tennis), Luka Doncic (basketball), Ilia Malinin (figure skating), Amber Glenn (figure skating), Jared Goff (football), Nathan MacKinnon (hockey), Stuart Skinner (hockey), Ismael Barroso (boxing) and Bill O’Neill (bowling).

Jannik’s selection as the Hickok Belt® winner for January not only recognizes him as “the best of the best” in professional sports for the month, it also makes him the first candidate eligible to receive the 2024 overall award and other finalists throughout the year based on NSMA voting.

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