The young Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner played a season of the highest level, achieving the best results of his career so far.
Jannik achieved a Slam semifinal, an ATP Masters 1000 victory and, above all, he became the first Italian since 1976 to obtain fourth place in the ATP rankings.
Sinner has grown in various fundamentals, such as service and return, where in reality he has always positively surprised, and much more. One of Jannik Sinner's key points is certainly the mental aspect.
The Italian tennis player exalts himself in the key moments of the match, moments which can be, for example, when canceling break points. Precisely in this statistic Jannik Sinner's numbers are particularly impressive.
As reported on the Relevant Tennis statistics page, Jannik has 68.1% of break points saved during 2023 and he is second in this ranking relating only to the Top 50, behind only Novak Djokovic. The Serbian is ahead by very little, he is first at 68.5% and the numbers are really very close.
Definitely better than Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev, not even present in the Top 5. And the numbers make all of Italian tennis smile. In fifth place in this curious statistic is Matteo Arnaldi, the great revelation of this 2023 and the protagonist of an incredible climb that quickly brought him into the world's Top 50.
Arnaldi is fifth with 66.6% of break points saved, behind not only the two phenomena but also the German Jan Lennard Struff and the Chilean Nicolas Jarry. We all talk about great and skilled serving tennis players and this therefore shows the clear progress in this skill of Jannik Sinner and also of our Arnaldi.
Break Points Saved % on ATP Tour in 2023, among top 50.— Relevant Tennis (@RelevantTennis) October 16, 2023
1. 🇷🇸 Djokovic 68.5%
2. 🇮🇹 Sinner 68.1%
3. 🇩🇪 Struff 67.1%
4. 🇨🇱 Jarry 66.9%
5. 🇮🇹 Arnaldi 66.6% pic.twitter.com/jjc3pQytx7
Jannik Sinner's super season
Sinner is immediately behind Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev but especially recently, just think of the ATP tournament in Beijing, he is really close to the current top-3 in world tennis.
Precisely in Beijing, Jannik beat Alcaraz in the semi-final and Daniil Medvedev in the final, the first victory over the Russian after six defeats. And this, more than anything, demonstrates the growth of the Italian tennis player.