Sinner matches an extraordinary milestone of the Big 3!

The Italian champion has equaled a figure previously held only by Djokovic, Nadal and Federer

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Sinner matches an extraordinary milestone of the Big 3!
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The gripping semi-final of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters between Jannik Sinner and Stefanos Tsitispas is currently underway. The Greek won the first set while the young Italian took the lead in the second set.

The Italian beat Holger Rune yesterday afternoon in last year's rematch in the same tournament. A victory that was seriously complicated after losing the second set at the tie break.

And thanks to the victory obtained against Rune, Sinner matches a super milestone held only by the Big 3 Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

The  Big, together with Sinner, are in fact the only ones to have reached at least one semi-final in all 4 of the first major tournaments of the season: Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami and now Monte Carlo.

Jannik Sinner, Monte Carlo 2024
Jannik Sinner, Monte Carlo 2024© Julian Finney / Staff - Getty Images Sport

Sinner did not allow himself to be distracted by the rebirth of the Dane, who tried in every way to reverse the reins of the match, even using chaos and controversy. A success that once again demonstrates the growth of the Italian, who was able to learn from his mistakes and is now reaping all the fruits of his hard work.

Sinner grew also on clay-courts

After winning the Australian Open, Rotterdam and Miami, Jannik will also try to win the tournament in the Principality of Monaco, which is still missing from his collection. Sinner, in his extraordinary 2024 so far, came close to triumphing at Indian Wells too, but Carlos Alcaraz blocked his path to the final.

Jannik Sinner & Holger Rune, Monte Carlo 2024
Jannik Sinner & Holger Rune, Monte Carlo 2024© Julian Finney / Staff - Getty Images Sport

"Rune is a very good player, we know that and so I tried to play a lot from a mental point of view. On clay it's easier to play forehand, I've improved a lot here and on serve, I'm happy. The controversies? Everyone has a different personality, a different way of playing and also a different way of being on the pitch.

In tennis you notice it more than in football where there are eleven of you and you don't immediately notice a particular attitude during the clash, these things happen. That's it," said Sinner sat the press conference, after beating Rune.