Iga Swiatek can match a record of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer!

Iga Swiatek can write an important page in the history of tennis at the next Sunshine Double

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Iga Swiatek can match a record of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer!

Iga Swiatek can write an important page in the history of tennis at the next Sunshine Double. The Polish tennis player will arrive at the American swing as the defending champion, having seen both Indian Wells and Miami in the 2022 season.

2000 points to defend for the number one in the world do not represent an obstacle for her, who indeed wants to repeat the feat achieved last year. The playing conditions in both California and Florida, with slower-than-usual hard courts, are extremely favorable to her tennis, which lends itself well to these surfaces.

Only three players in the history of the sport have been able to win the two North American tournaments on more than one occasion. We are talking about Steffi Graf, an authentic icon, capable of collecting 22 Grand Slams, in her legendary career.

The German triumphed in the two tournaments in 1994 and 1996. Then we have Roger Federer who took home the prestigious Double on three occasions: 2005, 2006, 2017. Finally, here is Novak Djokovic, again record holder with 4 successes: 2011 , 2014,2015,2016.

Iga Swiatek can break a Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer's record!

If the tennis player from Warsaw manages to win the two Masters 1000 tournaments again, she would be the only one together with Federer and Djokovic to confirm herself for two years in a row, in the case of the Serbian even three.

Here are all the tennis players capable of winning the Sunshine Double: Jim Courier: 1991 Michael Chang: 1992 Pete Sampras: 1994 Steffi Graf: 1994 and 1996 Marcelo Rios: 1998 Andre Agassi: 2001 Kim Clijsters: 2005 Roger Federer: 2005, 2006 and 2017 Novak Djokovic: 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Victoria Azarenka: 2016 Iga Swiatek: 2022 Swiatek who in this first glimpse of the season, recorded the unexpected collapse at the Australian Open, at the hands of Elena Rybakina, has so far brought home the Doha trophy.

She failed to confirm herself one step away from her title in Dubai, where she has splendid Barbora Krejcikova barred the doors for her 13th WTA title. The Pole, ahead of over 3000 points in the Ranking, from the second classified Aryna Sabalenka, will then have to defend also the very heavy points at the Roland Garros and at the US Open, where she was the authentic rulers.

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