Jannik Sinner writes history with a new crazy new milestone

The young Italian has reached a milestone that has lasted since 2016

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jannik Sinner writes history with a new crazy new milestone
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Jannik Sinner has been the ruler of 2024, at least up to this point in the season. With the advent of clay-swing - a surface on which Jannik is trying to improve - the young Italian is struggling with some physical hip problems, highlighted in the Mutua Madrid Open.

But the numbers speak for themselves: Sinner is rewriting the history of recent tennis.

The young Italian was in fact the only tennis player on the ATP Tour to have reached at least the quarter-finals in all the major events this season: Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Monte-Carlo, Madrid. A milestone last achieved by the Canadian Milos Raonic in 2016.

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

At the press conference after the match with Khachanov, Jannik had already made clear his problems, which then led him to retire from the Mutua Madrid Open on the eve of the match against Felix Auger Aliassime.

"Today was very tough, my opponent played very well. In the first set I made a few too many mistakes, I regained my concentration at the beginning of the second set. In the third I started to suffer and fight again: I served well, I'm happy and let's see what will happen in the next round," he told.

Unfortunately, Sinner was forced to retire due to hip problems and now his mind is entirely on his next commitments. Jannik will be among the protagonists at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome and at Roland Garros, hoping he can resolve the hip problems that have affected him as soon as possible.

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

Sinner will focus on Rome and Paris

Sinner's numbers are quite impressive and this season he has achieved record after record. Just think of the 28 victories and only 2 defeats this year and also in Madrid Sinner showed his best tennis. The Italian reached the quarter-finals by winning a good comeback match against the Russian Karen Khachanov.

Then we all know how it went, but the withdrawal did not ruin the Italian tennis player's numbers. After a first set played great by the Russian, the world number two got back on top and straightened out a match, as happened in the previous match.

Another victory, the 28th of his extraordinary 2024. An impressive streak undertaken by the Italian champion, which began at the US Open and which saw him win 48 matches, encountering just 4 defeats.

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