Jannik Sinner on career-high ranking: 'It feels great'


Jannik Sinner on career-high ranking: 'It feels great'
Jannik Sinner on career-high ranking: 'It feels great' © Emmanuel Wong / Stringer - Getty Images Sport

Jannik Sinner is 49-13 in 2023, lifting three trophies and cracking the top-4. The young Italian joined Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev following his second ATP 500 crown in Beijing, ousting Alcaraz and Medvedev en route to his ninth ATP title.

Jannik is pleased with his progress, playing consistently this season, and hoping for more in the upcoming events. The young gun is not thinking much about his most recent ranking success, focusing on improvements and more significant results in the future.

Jannik ousted Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-final in Beijing, prevailing in the opener and leaving world no. 2 far behind in the second set. The Italian met Daniil Medvedev in the title clash and delivered a 7-6, 7-6 victory in two hours and one minute.

Medvedev served at 73% and still faced five break points. He defended them and created only one break chance, missing it and playing below his usual level in both tie breaks. Sinner left Medvedev behind in the shortest range up to four strokes, attacking first and using his serve as a potent weapon.

They served well in the encounter's opening four games, and Jannik saved a break point in the fifth. The Italian missed his chances in the eighth game, allowing the Russian to remain on the positive side. They served well and reached the tie break, with Jannik clinching two mini-breaks for 3-0.

Two winners on serve sent Sinner 5-0 in front, and he grabbed the breaker 7-2.

Jannik Sinner is ranked 4th for the first time in a career.

The second set saw 11 comfortable holds and one challenging game on Medvedev's serve.

They held at love in the opening games, and Daniil experienced three break chances in the third. He saved them and held to remain on the positive side. Sinner secured the tenth game at love to prolong the action. As in the opener, the Italian moved 3-0 up in the tie break and forged a 5-2 lead with a service winner.

Jannik passed Daniil at the net with a forehand for four match points and converted the first with a forehand winner to celebrate the title. "First of all, it's a great achievement. In another way, I'm more proud of how I improved my level this season, especially mentally, as I feel much stronger.

Also, we still have to work a lot on the physical segment, as I want to finish the season on a high note and play well in 2024. I have had a consistent season, which is the way to accumulate points and hit higher ranking positions. However, I'm not much into that, as I'm focused on matches," Jannik Sinner said.

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