Jannik Sinner gets an almost impossible record against Novak Djokovic



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Jannik Sinner gets an almost impossible record against Novak Djokovic
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I told you a few days ago how Jannik Sinner was one of the very few tennis players to have achieved a sensational milestone against Novak Djokovic and, today, I will go into detail in this admirable statistic. In these last two months of the season, the Italian has written important pages of his young career on the ATP Tour.

And the merits go beyond the two ATP 500s, the final at the Finals in Turin and the conquest of the Davis Cup and the first ATP Master title 1000 in the summer in Toronto. Sinner has in fact beaten the best players of the moment several times, demonstrating incredible progress from all points of view of a tennis player.

The Italian stood out for having defeated the number 1 in the ATP ranking Novak Djokovic twice in two consecutive weeks. A successful goal between Turin and Malaga, which led Jannik to join a very special club. In fact, only the Russian Mikhail Youzhny in 2007, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray in 2008 had been able to repeat the achievement now also achieved by Sinner.

But Sinner gets another milestone from Nole

Not only that: since 2011, the year in which Nole became number 1 in the ATP world rankings for the first time, only six tennis players have been so skilled as to give him a defeat twice in the same season.

These are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev (The Russian is the most recent, in 2019). The result achieved by the young Italian tennis player inevitably took on considerable significance.

Now it will be up to Sinner to confirm the now high expectations placed on him by enthusiasts already in the first months of the new year. In January, the Australian Open will be an important test: in Melbourne we will return to playing best-of-5 sets matches, the specialty as regards the Serbian champion who can't wait to come back to play.

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