Jannik Sinner is getting closer to the Big 3

Jannik Sinner’s growth in recent months has been really impressive

by Simone Brugnoli
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Jannik Sinner is getting closer to the Big 3
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Jannik Sinner’s growth in recent months has been really impressive. The young Italian has greatly improved his game, especially the service and movements, winning many titles and proving to be a predestined. Sinner’s career changed last year in Beijing, when he won the trophy by beating Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev in sequence.

Since then, Jannik has been unstoppable with a series of incredible results. The Italian - who won the Masters 1000 in Toronto last summer - also won in Vienna and dragged Italy to win the Davis Cup (canceling three consecutive match points to a legend like Novak Djokovic).

Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024
Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024© Francois Nel / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

Sinner’s 2024 started perfectly, winning the 2024 Australian Open by beating Novak Djokovic in the semifinals and Daniil Medvedev in the final (despite a two-set disadvantage). Sinner also won in Rotterdam, Miami and Halle this year, becoming the world number 1 with full merit and proving that he can compete with Carlos Alcaraz.

Despite a not perfect physical condition, the Italian reached the semi-final at the French Open dragging the Spanish Alcaraz in the semifinal. Jannik is doing his best on the grass of Wimbledon, where he reached the quarter-finals with great authority. The World number 1 will face Daniil Medvedev for a place in the semifinals, where he could face his great rival Carlos Alcaraz (who will face the American Tommy Paul).

Jannik Sinner close to the Big 3

The win over Ben Shelton was Sinner’s number 42 with only three losses. Jannik also became the fourth player since 2000 to win 42 of the first 45 matches played in the year. This feat was carried out only by Roger Federer (2005 and 2006), Novak Djokovic (2011, 2015 and 2016) and Rafael Nadal (2013 and 2018).

Sinner reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the third consecutive year, fifth Under 23 tennis player to do that after Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick and Rafa Nadal. The Italian defused Shelton’s service well in the last 16: "Against players who serve like Ben, sometimes you have to guess the trajectory before the serve starts. I’m very happy with how I responded, also because left-handers are more insidious in this respect."

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

Jannik is satisfied with the level expressed so far: "I’m not happy with any aspect of my game in particular, but I’m happy with how I handled the important moments. Today’s match was full of important moments and I was good to make a difference." Despite a very young age the Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner continues to grind extraordinary records. We are talking about the first tennis player to become number one in the world, just one of the great results that the Italian athlete has achieved and is only 23 years old, a tennis player with wide margins of growth and destined to make the history of Italian tennis, even more.

The Italian tennis player managed to reach, despite a rather complicated draw, the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and is the first Italian in the history of this tournament to have reached the Quarterfinals on three different occasions. No one had succeeded before, Nicola Pietrangeli had managed to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 1955 and 1960 and now Jannik has taken this record too.

Jannik Sinner impresses

Ben Shelton was impressed with Sinner’s performance: "Maybe I was a bit slow in the first two sets - Shelton made his debut - but I really felt that Sinner’s ball was going very fast. Sometimes I didn’t even see her. Her game at the service is very effective, she moves very well, there weren’t many possibilities.

I do not understand - he added the American tennis player - how he manages to slide so well on the field without getting injured, I do not know how he plays with extreme confidence, his tennis is excellent, I see many possibilities for him to do something great here at Wimbledon in this edition".

Interviewed by La

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

Gazzetta dello Sport, ATP legend Boris Becker praised the World number 1: "Often there is this debate but eventually I realized - both as a player and as a coach - that I make the board a good scoreboard. Personally I prefer to start with tough opponents because he mentally prepared me for the second week and in fact I think that the victory of Sinner over Berrettini has projected him in full in the tournament".

Nice words about Sinner with Boris explaining the difficulties of playing on the grass, both physical and mental and we talk about a surface that gives a few chances: "You have to have a lot of confidence in your game and Sinner has it right now. Win Wimbledon? I think it’s on the right track and its best quality is consistency. Then you can’t win several times".

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