Jannik Sinner matches Bjorn Borg's super record

The young Italian has achieved a sensational figure, in 2024, which adds to the other records he is achieving

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jannik Sinner matches Bjorn Borg's super record
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An exponential and deserved growth, considering where it was at this same time last year. The new number 1 of the ATP ranking Jannik Sinner has played 40 matches this year where he achieved 37 victories and 3 defeats, all of which however arrived in the final phase of a tournament. One specific data highlights the enormous steps forward made by the Italian tennis player this season. Sinner got 37 victories and only 3 defeats, matching the record set by Bjorn Borg way back in 1978.

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Few have done better: only six tennis players throughout history. And the the Serbian champion Novak Djokovic leads this ranking. The 24-times-Slam champion even in 2011 managed to win all the first 40 matches played in that calendar year, a record never achieved by anyone in the history of the sport. Immediately behind were the Americans Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe while Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer did slightly better, with 38 wins and 2 losses. The Swiss achieved this record in 2005 while Rafa achieved this data in 2013.

Perhaps not even his closest relatives would have believed in such an important change twelve months ago, but Jannik Sinner has finally blossomed, maintaining the expectations that had been placed on him for years. But the growth of the Italian player has been impressive; Sinner concluded 2023 with the final at the ATP Finals in Turin and the Davis Cup victory, an extraordinary event that confirmed the rebirth of our tennis. This year Jannik has won the Australian Open, Rotterdam, Miami and is in the final of the Halle Open. Whatever the surface, he manages to show all his talent.

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