Sinner made history matching a records belonging to Federer, Nadal and Djokovic

The Italian tennis player equaled a record of precociousness in Slams achieved only by the Big 3

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Sinner made history matching a records belonging to Federer, Nadal and Djokovic
© Getty Images Sport - Dan Istitene

Jannik Sinner did it again: with his success in the first round of the Roland Garros against Christopher Eubenks, the young Italian equaled a record of Slam precociousness that belonged to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. A dato that certifies Jannik's rise and the space he is slowly taking in tennis history. Over the last 30 years, only four players have won their first 8 Major men's singles matches of the season before turning 23. Federer din it in 2004, Nadal in 2006 and 2009, Djokovic in 2008, and now Sinner.

As I said at the beginning of the article, Sinner started his French Open in the best way possible: with a victory. After many fears and uncertainties, due to the problems suffered by his hip, the Italian played good tennis, also from a physical point of view. Jannik had to miss the Italian BNL Internazionali against his will, preferring not to further aggravate an injury that could have left him out for even longer.

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner© Getty Images Sport - Dan Istitene
 

"I'm happy to be back on the court and to have done it in this tournament which is very special for me. This is the first Slam where I have reached the quarter-finals and it means a lot to be here for me. I try to build something day after day. The hip is fine, my team and I have worked a lot in recent weeks. Obviously I'm not 100% in shape but I'm working to get it back. I thank all the fans and those who follow me for the support these days," he said at the press conference, after beating Eubanks.

We recall Jannik will face the Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the 2nd round of the Parisian Slam.

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