Sinner matches Federer, Djokovic and Nadal, getting a super milestone

The Italian tennis player has equaled a truly important Big 3's data

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Sinner matches Federer, Djokovic and Nadal, getting a super milestone
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Apart from Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, in the last twenty years no one had managed to reach the semi-finals in the three main tournaments at the start of the season.

Furthermore, only five other players since 1990 - the date from which the schedule can be compared to the current one - had managed to achieve this result, and they were Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Thomas Muster and Marcelo Rios.

Now Jannik Sinner also got this amazing milestone.

Only the Fab Four, since 2002, had managed to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami in the same year. This season the Italian tennis player also joined this small circle of champions who have achieved this result.

Sinner, who in addition to burning all the records at a national level, in 2024 is definitively achieving results that only the greatest champions in the history of tennis had managed to achieve.

Jannik Sinner's extraordinary start to the season

Jannik is now a constant in the final stages of tournaments and his few can be counted in one hand. The current ATP No.3 only lost the semifinal of the ATP Master 1000 in Indian Wells against the future champion of the tournament Carlos Alcaraz.

In the other two tournaments he took part in, the Australian Open and the ATP 500 in Rotterdam, he was the one who ultimately lifted the trophy.

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner© Brennan Asplen / Stringer Getty Images Sport

Now the semi-final against Daniil Medvedev in Miami, reached by playing less overwhelming tennis than in previous weeks but still winning, has allowed Jannik to equal the Fab Four's figure. And Sinner went even further, annihilating Medvedev in straight sets and reaching the 3rd final of the season, the second in a row in Miami.

The head-to-head balance between the two still leans in favor of the Russian, ahead 6-5 in head-to-head matches, but the last five matches, including yesterday's semi-final at the Miami Open, were all won by the Italian tennis player, including the memorable Australian Open final earlier this year.