WATCH: Who are the Carota Boys?


NEW YORK—The Big Apple? More like Big Carrot 🥕

The Carota Boys have made good on their promise to attend the 2023 US Open to support Jannik Sinner to support him through his final major campaign of the season.

After sharing an image in their inimitable costumes in Times Square, the Boys have taken Flushing Meadows by storm in anticipation of Sinner’s third-round clash with 2016 champion Stan Wawrinka:

The Carota Boys, a group of enthusiastic Italian tennis fans, first debuted on the tennis circuit at Sinner’s home tournament at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. Inspired by the No. 6 seed’s orange hair and penchant for mid-match carrots, they have since become a fixture at some of the biggest tournaments on the ATP calendar, including Roland Garros and Wimbledon earlier this summer.

“Carota Boys have arrived at the #usopen,” they posted on Instagram, having partnered with Lavazza, a perennial US Open sponsor.


A quarterfinalist at the US Open in 2022, where he lost to eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz, Sinner has enjoyed a successful summer, highlighted by a maiden Masters 1000 title at the National Bank Open. Into the third round in New York, he is yet to drop a set in two matches.

The 22-year-old has also won his last three matches against Wawrinka, a former world No. 3 who lifted the US Open trophy over Novak Djokovic in 2016. On Saturday, he made it four in a row—and snagged his first official selfie with the Carota faithful afterward:


Might the Carota Boys be what makes the difference between victory and defeat for Sinner at the US Open?