Jannik Sinner can make history in Miami: here's how

The Italian tennis player has the ability to do what no countryman has ever done in tennis history in Miami

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jannik Sinner can make history in Miami: here's how
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Carlos Alcaraz's defeat in the semi-final of the Miami Open against Grigor Dimitrov opened up new possibilities for Jannik Sinner who, by winning the tournament, would become ATP No.2 for the first time in his career

Precisely by this result, Sinner remains in the running to reach goal number two in the world. In fact, only if Alcaraz had lost in the quarter-finals to Dimitrov would the 22-year-old from Italy have kept the ranking discussion alive in Miami.

The road is still long, because Sinner will have to conquer the tournament to overtake the Spaniard. The Italian is awaiting a complicated semi-final with Daniil Medvedev, the rival he beat at the Australian Open to win the first Slam of his career.

The Russian won the first six matches, but Sinner found the key to managing the game of the Moscow native and brought home four successes in a row, reducing the score to 4-6 in head-to-head matches.

Sinner wants to write history

Jannk will have the chance to turn into reality what didn't materialize in Indian Wells due to the defeat suffered in the semi-final. Sinner will try to become the first Italian tennis player capable of reaching the second position in the world ranking: no Italian has ever managed to achieve this feat in history.

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It was his direct rival Carlos Alcaraz who eliminated Sinner at the BNP Paribas Open, but Alcaraz himself offered him another important chance by losing to Grigor Dimitrov in Miami

. The Bulgarian played a great match and, despite the Spaniard's comeback attempt in the second set, he won with a score of 6-2, 6-4 in an hour and 32 minutes of play.

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