Jannik Sinner achieves yet another milestone

Sinner will face American Ben Shelton in the Wimbledon Championships round of 16

by Simone Brugnoli
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Jannik Sinner achieves yet another milestone
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Another record of the fabulous season of Jannik Sinner. Finding a category where the blue tennis player, in 2024, does not occupy the first position is almost a feat. Number one in the ATP ranking, singularist with multiple titles (4), first in the race just to name a few.

Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024
Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

To this series of records, which testify to the seasonal dominance of the South Tyrolean, has been added another piece. With a clear win over Miomir Kecmanovic 6-1 6-4 6-2 in the third round of Wimbledon, Sinner scored the 41st ATP success of the year this year and, aided by Casper Ruud’s defeat to Fabio Fognini in the second round, overtook the Norwegian tennis player for the most wins in 2024 (Ruud is still at 40).

Truly incredible numbers considering that we are only mid-season and that the blue has proved to be able to compete for the title on every surface and in every tournament. Comparing these results with those of last year, Sinner is 14 victories from the 55 obtained in 2023, which had already earned him the Italian record.

Jannik Sinner is increasingly confident

Jannik Sinner will face American Ben Shelton in the Wimbledon Championships round of 16, against whom the record is 2 wins to one for the world’s number one.

The two will arrive at the match in completely different conditions: Sinner remained on the pitch just over an hour and a half in the match with Kecmanovic and will have an extra day off, since the challenge between the American and Denis Shapovalov was interrupted by rain and recovered the next day.

Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024
Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024© Julian Finney / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

Shelton has also played 15 sets in three rounds, winning the fifth against Mattia Bellucci, Lloyd Harris and the same Canadian tennis player.

The World number 1 is considered by many to be the great favourite for the trophy. The 2024 Australian Open champion is in top form after overcoming his hip injury and won his first grass title in Halle.

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