Jannik Sinner ended 2023 in 4th place in the ATP ranking. A goal that will allow the young Italian to reach a new milestone in the next edition of the Australian Open 2024, which will be the first prestigious tournament of the upcoming season.
In fact, Italy did not have one of its athletes among the main four seeds of the main draw since 1977. The last one was Adriano Panatta at Roland Garros, who as the defending champion began his adventure in that tournament as number 2 in the seeding.
Now it will be Sinner's turn, who earned that position thanks to a truly incredible second half of 2023, in whoch he also won his first ATP Masters 1000 of his career.
Now Jannik Sinner will seek for other super results
Sinner's goal is now to confirm the results on outdoor hard-courts.
In the last two months the Italian has beaten the best players in the world several times, leading the Italian team to win the Davis Cup in Malaga and reaching the finals of the ATP Finals in Turin. The 4th seed could allow the talented 22-year-old Italian to have an easier draw - theoretically - in the first rounds of the event scheduled for Melbourne.
In 2023 Sinner reached the round of 16, while he achieved the maximum result, the quarter-finals, in 2022. Little could change in the ATP ranking: ahead of Sinner, Novak Djokovic will have to defend the title, Carlos Alcaraz has everything to gain since he missed the appointment in 2023 and Daniil Medvedev has few points, given that he only reached the third round last season.
Behind Andrey Rublev has more points than the Italian to defend, as does Stefanos Tsitsipas, both of whom reached the quarter-finals last season.