Jannik Sinner has a bad data against the Top-5
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 5217
Jannik Sinner's path at the Indian Wells Masters 1000 tournament officially ended in the semifinals. The Italian gave up in the semifinals, losing in two sets against world number two Carlos Alcaraz, who also defeated the Russian Daniil Medvedev in the final.
After the victory, the young Spanish tennis star overcame Novak Djokovic, and he came back to number one in the world. Alcaraz, against Sinner, who won by legitimizing and in two sets and bringing Jannik's streak against the Top 5 even negative.
The Italian tennis player is having a good tournament and is now close to the world Top-10. With the final, Jannik could have gone into the Top-10, but all of this is postponed to the next tournaments, starting with the imminent Masters 1000 in Miami.
Sinner has a really worrying record when it comes to matches against world Top-5 tennis players and specifically he has won only three matches in 20 matches against world Top 5 tennis players. Worrying numbers for a tennis player who aspires to the top positions in the world rankings and who once again finds himself giving way in the final stages of the tournament.
The latest on Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner's 2023 has so far been quite positive and the Italian has found that physical continuity that was lacking last season. The blue went out in the Round of 16 at the Australian Open, but fought point to point against the Greek talent Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Jannik is down 3-17 in previous matches but this year he won two matches against Top 5 tennis players, precisely against Tsitsipas where he took his revenge in Rotterdam and in this tournament at Indian Wells. Sinner beat the reigning champion Taylor Fritz in the quarter-finals and showed he can compete with the best, against Alcaraz Jannik lost due to small details and is now down 3 to 2 in the matches against the baby talent from Murcia.
Jannik seems to have found continuity of play but now he needs that continuity and those details that can bring him closer to the top positions of the Tour and that can perhaps bring him the victory of important tournaments.