Jannik Sinner matches a Roger Federer's remarkable record

The Italian player, winner of the Halle Open, has a statistic common to the Swiss Maestro

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Jannik Sinner matches a Roger Federer's remarkable record
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There is certainly one data that Jannik Sinner and Roger Federer have in common and it concerns the just concluded Halle Open. In fact, it is said that only top players manage to do what other top players have done before them and, in fact, in Germany history has repeated itself. Sinner became the second tennis player in history, after Federer, to win the Halle tournament as the new number 1 in the ATP ranking.

The Swiss champion achieved it on four occasions, from 2004 to 2006 and in 2008. The athlete trained by Simone Vagnozzi and Darren Cahill just did it yesterday, after winning his first tournament as an ATP No.1 in Halle. Jannik can hope to be able to try again next year to get closer to Roger's record.

Sinner also confirms himself to be infallible this year in the finals: out of 4 final acts played the Italian has always won. An impressive figure that makes us understand the value of the season so far for the Italian tennis player, who has further strengthened his leadership in the ranking by rising to 9890.

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner© Thomas F. Starke / Stringer Getty Images Sport

It is also his first title on grass-courts. Sinner had to fight quite a bit throughout the week. The draw forced him to compete, right from the first rounds, with several difficult players who can express themselves very well on grass. The Italian played the third set in the first three matches, managing to prevail every time with great clarity and solidity on serve and return.
There couldn't have been better preparation for Wimbledon, which will begin in exactly seven days.

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