After a rather difficult Beijing debut against Daniel Evans, Jannik Sinner achieved a landslide victory in the round of 16 of the ATP 500 in Beijing. The Italian imposed himself convincingly on the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, dominating far and wide and in an hour and eight minutes with a score of 6-2 6-0.
The balance between the two lasts only three games, with Nishioka immediately recovering Sinner's opening break and then holding serve, taking a 2-1 lead. Then a monologue, with Italy's number one winning eleven consecutive games, not leaving even crumbs to his opponent.
With the success obtained in the match against the Japanese, Sinner reached 46 victories in the season, achieving a historic record for an Italian tennis player.
Jannik Sinner's incredible record
The victory over Nishioka therefore has a special value for the 22-year-old, who becomes the first Italian in the Open era capable of winning more than 45 matches in three different seasons, in the case of Sinner consecutive: 2021, 2022 and 2023.
As evidence of the constant growth of the Italian number one, Sinner's victory percentages are increasingly positive. In 2021 the victories of the then 20-year-old Italian were as many as 49, but with 71 matches played in 26 tournaments played, with a 69% of victories and four titles to his credit.
The following year Sinner limited his participation in circuit events, also due to some physical problems, obtaining a score of 47-16 (75%) and winning only one tournament in Umag in the final against Carlos Alcaraz.
This year, as mentioned, there have already been 46 victories, with the Beijing tournament still underway and the many end-of-season commitments that suggest that the number 6 in the ATP rankings could easily surpass his record of successes in a single year.
Today, in the quarter-finals of the Chinese tournament Sinner will face Grigor Dimitrov, to play for a place in the semi-finals with Alcaraz.
1 - Claiming victory over Yoshihito Nishioka, Jannik Sinner has become the first Italian in the Open Era to earn more than 45 ATP wins in three seasons, doing it for a third consecutive calendar year - 2021, 2022, 2023.